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11 Reasons to Paint Your Interior Doors Black

Brush on some ebony paint and turn a dull doorway into a model of drop-dead sophistication Full Story
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aespree
I like!!!
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Christine Virgin
I"d love to paint my front door and interior doors black however the rest of the house has white pvc Windows ,french windows'(glazed doors) opening onto the garden wondering if this would not be too much ?
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Old Furniture: Clean, Reupholster or Replace It?

A veteran upholstery cleaner weighs in on the options for found, inherited and thrift store furniture Full Story
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rhodalynn
If your upholstered piece is in good condition, I would recommend painting it with paint and fabric medium. Look up the instructions on Google. I painted an ugly club chair that was a sad brown color and painted it a pretty French blue/gray.
August 3, 2014 at 9:32AM   
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Kelly Butler
This "Ideabook" has compelled me to get my grandmother-in-law's old Mission style rocker reupholstered and repaired.
Thank you!!
August 5, 2014 at 1:08PM   
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Get the Upholstery Work You Expect: 10 Details to Discuss

Avoid disappointment and unexpected costs by going over these key areas with your upholsterer before work begins Full Story
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witch06
excellent article... It really takes time to reupholster properly but When I have enough time I love changing chairs, stools and arm chairs. I bought this red flowered bench during a clearance sale because of its price but it was awful with my bedroom decoration. I reupholstered it with light taupe linen and even if it took hours doing it I don't regret it.
November 16, 2013 at 9:26AM     
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yvonnecmartin
I found a wonderful upholsterer by a recommendation from an independent furniture store from which I bought fabric to reupholster a Scandinavian chair. The one that they recommended it turns out is the one that many high-end decorators use. This was many years ago. Since then he has reupholstered other chairs, dining chairs, and made custom cushions for seating on the raised hearth of our fireplace.

I recently bought a Dux scissor chair on ebay. The cushions needed recovering. Luckily, I also found an original ad for that chair, which I also purchased. I scanned that ad for the upholsterer and we went over in great detail how it was to fit, how thick the seat and back should be, etc. It turned out great.

He is now redoing a chair for a friend and said that he will reuse the horsehair when he does it.

Such people are true artisans and deserve our respect.
November 28, 2013 at 8:21PM     
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