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NOT my typical chair re-do, but no animals were harmed!

posted by: my3dogs on 05.21.2013 at 04:36 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I saw this 'Spanish chair' on CL last fall and was intrigued.I bought it from a nurse who isn't really into decor, and she had duct taped the floral fabric to the frame, and added little tassels at each seat corner. Pic from her CL ad -

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I thought I'd try some faux cowhide and faux leather, both of which are very realistic. The chair is sitting next to my office chair, and every now and then I reach out to touch that faux cowhide, as it's so soft. The back is the same as the front, with the nail heads around the edges.

It's certainly not a 'Maine style' one, but fun to do something so different.

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Doesn't this look like well worn leather?

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Great faux leather from Barn
clipped on: 05.22.2013 at 04:19 pm    last updated on: 05.22.2013 at 04:19 pm

A cozy kitchen nook

posted by: chijim on 02.11.2013 at 11:58 am in Home Decorating & Design Forum

It's the home Mark D Sikes& Michael Griffen

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The rest of their house has been decsribed as The New Traditional.

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Jim really shares the best inspirational photos. It is hard to capture the magnificent grandeur of 10'plus ceilings, but a great classic look can still happen with 8' and 9' ceilings in builder box and semi custom homes.
clipped on: 02.14.2013 at 10:04 am    last updated on: 02.14.2013 at 10:06 am

Hey home upholsters! Tools question!

posted by: jterrilynn on 06.22.2012 at 07:43 pm in Home Decorating & Design Forum

I'm in the process of upholstering the seats on some dining room chairs. Half way through the project of six chairs my staple gun stopped completely shooting in the stapes, at first not so bad but then it got to the point (after trying to hammer them in and after I stabbed myself with the little screw driver trying to remove them) that some how or another the staple gun had a run-in with the hammer (several times) on the garage floor and is now in completely dead. Tell me what tools you have for home use please.I'm certainly not going to do this for a living as I would rather have hot tar poured in my eyes but I will have several more small projects.

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clipped on: 06.29.2012 at 09:14 pm    last updated on: 06.29.2012 at 09:15 pm

Table for one please

posted by: judithva on 02.10.2008 at 04:23 pm in Holiday Forum

Tablesetting for me tonight, I do like doing a nice setting, even if it is just for me. :) Dinner will be spaghetti, garlic bread, salad and a small tart. Yum

I have finally started a blog, if anyone can tell me how to do a live link, I would appreciate it!

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And an overexposed long shot, please forgive!

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clipped on: 03.03.2008 at 01:59 pm    last updated on: 03.03.2008 at 01:59 pm

Easter is early this year

posted by: minnie_tx on 02.21.2008 at 10:17 pm in Holiday Forum

March 23 - Easter Sunday (Western)

Have to get the bunnies out early

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my easter bunny picture is here
clipped on: 03.03.2008 at 10:47 am    last updated on: 03.03.2008 at 10:48 am

RE: Any good ideas for wine corks? (Follow-Up #24)

posted by: mary_ruth on 01.22.2008 at 11:16 pm in Trash To Treasure Forum

I recently made a cork wreath. This was 10 years of saving corks, collecting from our local restaurant and friends. We figured if you think that each cork represents the average of $10 worth of wine... it took 1,000 corks to make this... that represents $10,000 of wine!!! Glad I didn't spend that to get them all!

I made it on a straw wreath and glued one end of a nail into the cork and stuck the other end (with a dip in glue first) into the wreath. I hung it with hemp cord and covered the nail with a champaigne cork.

Here is a link that might be useful: My Cork Wreath

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clipped on: 01.22.2008 at 11:16 pm    last updated on: 01.22.2008 at 11:17 pm