Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Tufting a Headboard the EASY Way

I just finished a large an beautiful tufted headboard for a very nice lady. I know there are a bazillion tufted headboard tutorials out there, so I decided to only touch on the tricks I use and haven't seen before.


Friday, January 11, 2013

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Foam is Expensive... Here's my Secret

I recently added a brag post to Ana White's Website and I made me realize that I need to share my upholstery foam secret.

When I was building my upholstered benches for the boutique I knew I wanted thick, dense foam for the cousions. The problem with that is I was going to resell the benches so I really needed to keep my costs down so I could make a profit. All of a sudden a light bulb clicked on in my head. Crib mattresses!



  I happened to have two, all-foam, sealed in the plastic crib mattresses sitting in my guest room. I stripped the plastic and liners off and checked them out. It was perfect! 5 inches thick, super dense foam. 

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Oak Desk Re-do: Part 2 & Reveal!


Here's the rest of the story... FINALLY! This week was a little busier than I thought it was going to be, but never the less, I got this puppy done. In case you forgot what it looked like before HERE is the before.

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Rope Trim Console Table

I was going through some of my furniture photos and I realized that I never posted any photos of my Rope Trim Console Table. This was one of my favorite builds! It went together like a dream and I LOVED the finish. I built it like 3 days before the Blitzen's Boutique, so I was so crazy I hardly snapped any photos. I took a couple with my phone as we were setting up, and unfortunately wasn't able to get any step-by-step photos.