Tag: Houston Shopping

One Room Challenge – Week 3 – Shopping

It’s been a week of hardly any progress.  Rain, rain, and more rain has impeded any outside projects.  Not to mention, we are in the process of helping my parents purchase a home here in Houston.  I secretly think John

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B&A – His & Her Eastlake Chairs

My friend and colleague Melissa and I recovered these chairs in two days without any sewing! We used my air-powered upholstery staple gun, which I wrote about here, and some Fabric-tac to attach the trim. I only have pictures of

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Make your own stencil…or not

I mentioned in an early post that one of my first DIY projects was building a standing desk for my boss.  I’ll do a post on that once I finish the rest of her office.  This is a short entry

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Painting Stained Furniture

Last time, I showed you the Before and After of the my Jade Green End table.  This post has all the details, in case you want to find something in your home and give it a makeover.

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DIY Recovering Dining Room Chairs

My dining room chairs are finished, and I couldn’t be more thrilled about the result.  This project did not require any sewing or cording, so it is an easy DIY.  The time it takes to complete the job varies according

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Winter Break

It’s been a slow start for my winter break.   I have a very sick dog, so all my plans of shopping are put on hold.  Instead, I’ve started about 3 more projects that I can’t wait to share.  This

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Play Kitchen Part 2

Links to:  Part 1    Part 3 The next day, it was all about the doors.  Again, I wanted to use poplar, but I didn’t want the doors to be very thick.  I found the perfect handles and hinges at

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Play Kitchen Part 1

Links to:  Part 2  Part 3 We had a play kitchen when I was little.  My sister actually played with it more than I did, since I was outside following my dad around “helping” him with whatever project he was

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