The Numbers Are In: Is It Cheaper to Make or Buy This Headboard?

See the numbers to determine if you should buy or make a high style headboard. Read More

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Make a Modern Upholstered Bench Out of a Goodwill Dud

Let me show you how to convert any old, dinged up coffee table into a Mid Century Modern inspired upholstered bench-table combo. If MCM isn’t your look, it’s easy to apply the same techniques to a traditional coffee table, a stylish fabric and coordinating paint. Read More

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Learn to Upholster: The Ladies of Weekend Bootcamp

Where do you go when you need to learn how to upholster in three days? Mod Home Ec’s Out of Towners Upholstery Bootcamp, that’s where. Read More

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White Hot Headboard Job: Make or Buy?

Do you look longingly at photos of headboards, ottomans and side chairs wondering if you can make that yourself to save some $$$. Next week I’ll show you how we determine whether it’s a better deal to a make an Ethan Allen inspired headboard or order it. You may be surprised by what we find out. Read More

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Rachel’s Miraculously Reupholstered Chair

Even the doggiest of chairs can be transformed with the right vision and know-how. See how this thrift store dud was transformed into a modern houndstooth charmer. Read More

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My Family

Family gatherings: One crazy bittersweet mess! Read More

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