Non-Professional Chair Upholstery at Home

Non-Professional Chair Upholstery at Home

Well, here is my first real upholstery job. If you recall, the previous chair upholstery project was done over the old fabric. This time I did it “right”–or as right as a non-professional can. A professional upholsterer would be shocked, I’m...
Upcycle a Fluorescent Shop Light

Upcycle a Fluorescent Shop Light

I’m in the process of updating our small laundry room/mudroom on a tight budget, and I had to figure out a way to make the ugly fluorescent light fixture look good with what we had instead of buying a newer, prettier fixture. My solution? Paint and hang old CDs...
Upcycled Steampluck Lamp

Upcycled Steampluck Lamp

This is my favorite of the upcycled lamp series. I found a plain glass lamp body that was open at the bottom and decided to make a romantic version of a steampunk lamp with it. Someone had given me a bag full of old clockwork, so I hot glued and magnet-attached some...
Repair Bearings on Kenmore Front Loader

Repair Bearings on Kenmore Front Loader

This post should be very helpful for the ten other DIYers besides me who are fools enough to try to fix the bearings on their front loader washing machine. The ten minute video below shows the main steps in the process that took ten hours. I left out the whimpering...
How to Remove Water Stain on Wood

How to Remove Water Stain on Wood

See this ugly white water stain on our piano bench? The bench (and piano) aren’t even ours, which makes the stain even uglier. I intended to sand it down and refinish it before the owners claimed it back, but today that plan got replaced by a much easier way to...
Valentines Tissue Paper Craft

Valentines Tissue Paper Craft

My sister’s birthday is close to Valentine’s Day, so her parties always end up having a red heart motif. This year I decided to focus on the centerpiece above the table–the chandelier. I bought some red heart tissue paper, and in half an hour...