into a lovely armless chair.
Creating new projects as well as taking unwanted & underappreciated items & upcycling them into something you love.
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Hey old chair, we've got you covered!
As a yard sale find, this "chair" began its life as part of a sectional sofa. The rest was hauled off to the dump. By salvaging this segment, we were able to convert this ugly throw away
into a lovely armless chair.
Another tool in the belt for DIY'ers! This versatile shade will work great on any window.
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Make it yours, make it now!
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A fast invisible zipper DIY tutorial. Easy directions simplify what is normally viewed as a difficult task, using your own machine's zipper foot.
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FYI: I personally have no photos of oval or round tablecloths I have made for clients. Nor could I find a single photo online with it's natural fringe on the edge. Hems & factory made fringe is normally used on these projects. Buying and applying a fringe is not cheaper but it is easier.
Lagenlook Restyle - Tie at the Waist Blouse with Scarf
If your blouse does not tie at the waist with a narrow tie, you can redesign your existing shirt. The photo below illustrates how to make it short at the waist and long where the two front sides tie. At the middle back of the waist line, cut a curve from the center back to the bottom hem of the blouse front. Being high at your waist in the back, will give a slimming effect & create more of a tulip style garment.
*Before attaching scarf, prepare with hems around perimeter. The scarf being wider than the blouse will create a more tulip like effect.
*Fold scarf lengthwise in half to find center. Pin center of scarf to center back of shirt. Pin outwards toward edge of shirt hem.
*Top stitched, double seam is about 1/2" wide.
Why don't today's fitted sheets stay in place? I have fitted sheets from 1976 that still have their elasticity. Today's manufacturers charge a pretty penny for high thread count sheets, but I wake up in the morning wrapped up like I went to a toga party!! What is the deal?
The poor grade of elastic used in today's bedding is sub-par compared to American manufactured goods made back in the day. FYI - using bleach deteriorates the integrity of the rubber in the elastic.
Do I eat this week or buy another set of sheets? Never fear, food will be on the table and you will no longer "wear" your sheets while sleeping.
I suggest you or a trusted seamstress add a fresh stretch of elastic around the perimeter of your beloved fitted sheets. Sweet sleep with your newly fitted sheets!
We are all worthy of feeling satisfied about where we are in our homes. Our approach to the adventure is as important as the results. The journey of finding our design ideals shifts with seasons & people passing through our lives. We are more likely to enjoy the creative process when things are made easy and How To Love Your Home's passion for finding & sharing tools, tips, & triumphs is here for simplifying the journey to a commonsense approach to homemaking & design!