Upholstery is a great way to extend the life of furniture or to create a fresh new look from an old piece. However, there are a few things that one needs to know before attempting to disassemble and reupholster furniture. This article covers the basics of upholstery and is intended for beginners. So, for the 411 on upholstery for beginners, continue with this article.
Delicious Halloween Treats
Today, I thought that I would share with you some of my favorite Halloween Treats that I have collect over the past few years. Why are these my favorite? Well, because they are easy. 😉 I loooove the easy stuff! (
Well, the holidays are just right around the corner, and with October finally here, it’s time to start rolling out the decor. So, I thought that I would show a few of my favorite easy halloween decorations. Each one of these crafty projects can be completed in just a matter of minutes, and usually from items that you already have around the house.
A good way to recycle those old wine bottles is to make a wine bottle vase. To do that, you just need to paint them. I prefer black and white painted bottles, but they can be done in any shade imaginable. Even in chalkboard paint, if you want to incorporate a personal message.
Step 1 – Make sure the bottle is squeaky clean. Remove all labels then, use a good grease cutting soap (such as dawn) and wash clean.
Step 2 – Wipe down the bottle with white vinegar to remove any soap residue that may have been left behind. Allow to thoroughly dry.
Step 3 – Primer the bottle, spraying light coats over the surface, allowing each coat to dry in between. Make sure to hold the spray can at least 12″ from the bottle. Do not try to completely cover the bottle in one coat. Trying to do too much at once will result in runs.
Step 4 – Spray with paint, using the same light, even coats. Allow to dry between eat coat.
Step 4 – After the final coat is dry, wrap the neck with twine and insert flowers. The way that I wrap the twine is to take the strip that I want to use, and hold a small length at the point where I want to start the wrap. Then, wrap the twine around and over the length, so that it is sealed and secure beneath itself. This will leave a tail with which you can tie a bow.
Life’s a beach!
Do you have as much left over wood scraps around the house as I do? For your sake I hope not, but if you do, perhaps you can put some of it to good use with this next easy project.