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Furniture DIY projects can be fun and exciting. And better yet, these can help you save thousands of dollars. However, these projects take time, energy, and knowledge, which is where you’ll see a lot of people give up. But by learning some super simple DIY projects, you can get your hands on custom-made, useful furniture that can really change the look and feel of your home.
Whether you’re trying to fix damage or you want to give your furniture a new look, there are many DIY tips to consider. Keep reading to learn some quick and effective ways on how to refresh your old furniture:
Patch It Up!
If you have a hole or tear in your furniture, then patching it up is a great option. And luckily, there are some simple ways on how to do this yourself. Take a look at this step-by-step guide for patching furniture:
- Cut off a piece of thick and hefty fabric to use as your patch. It’s important to make the patch a little bigger than the area you want to cover.
- Pull back the ripped upholstery and put the patch beneath it. Hold the flap of the upholstery back, then pin it in place.
- Apply a uniform layer of fabric glue to the patch, then add glue to the corners of the ripped upholstery.
- Take out the pin, and press down on the upholstery flap.
- Insert more pins if needed until the glue has dried.
Another option is to reupholster your furniture. Whether you want a new look or you have a damaged piece, this can be a very beneficial method. Here is how to do this effectively:
- Only choose high-quality furniture. Reupholstering something that isn’t long-lasting could be a waste of time.
- Gather your fabric and make sure you have plenty of it.
- Assemble your tools: a flathead screwdriver, pliers, a hammer, a staple gun and a sewing machine with supplies.
- Remove the fabric from your furniture by removing staples, tacks, or screws.
- Clean the furniture or repair it if needed.
- Measure and cut the new fabric.
- Next, you’ll want to sew the fabric where necessary. Try to mimic the original sewing pattern with your new upholstery work.
- Staple the new fabric to the furniture with your staple gun. Work on one section at a time and ensure the fabric is lined up properly.
- Add finishing touches such as piping, buttons, or reattaching feet to the bottom of the furniture.
Give Your Home the Refresher It Needs!
A simple DIY furniture project can really take your home to the next level. These easy tactics can leave your furniture looking new and refreshed, which can really wow your guests. Staining and painting are a few other restoration methods you can try, and the results can blow you away! Now pick your furniture, grab your supplies, and get to work on your next DIY project!
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Finding a new home that will meet your family's current and future needs requires a clear mental picture of what you want and your desired lifestyle.
While you may not be able to get every item on your new-house wish list, knowing your priorities is the first step to realizing your goals.
For many growing families, having a spacious eat-in kitchen is a high-priority. Here are a few reasons a large kitchen can enhance the enjoyment of your new home.
Entertaining guests: If you like to host holiday gatherings, birthday parties, and other celebrations at your home, a spacious kitchen lends itself to everything from food preparation and buffet setup to mingling with your party guests. Kitchens are a focal point of social gatherings, and can play a major role in the success or failure of your parties, dinners, and other events.
Increased efficiency: Without enough counter space and room to comfortably move around, meal preparation can turn into more of a chore than a pleasure. Ideally, there should be unobstructed paths between key work stations, including the stove and kitchen sink (You'll want to have a clear path when you're ready to drain cooked pasta or carry pots of water to the stove.) Generally, the more people you're serving, the more crucial it is to have plenty of space for working, staying organized, and keeping track of cooking times. Since food preparation is both an art and a science, it requires planning, proper execution, and the freedom to express your creativity.
Family harmony: There are at least two ways that ample kitchen space can contribute to harmonious family relationships. First of all, gathering in the kitchen at mealtime, every day, helps foster good communication between members of your family. When you're facing each other and sharing stories, plans, and concerns at the kitchen table, it's easier to know what's going on in the lives of your spouse and children. A roomy kitchen also helps keep the peace in your family. For example, when more than one person is getting a snack, making a meal, or cleaning up, having a little extra space can help keep family members from bumping into each other and feeling cramped. Conflicts sometimes arise, especially among siblings, when there's a shortage of personal space. On busy days when everyone is rushing in opposite directions, often at a hectic pace, having enough counter and floor space in the kitchen can help minimize drama and keep family traffic flowing smoothly.
Whether you're entertaining dinner guests or baking cookies for a school bake sale, the process is sure to go more smoothly when you have sufficient counter space and a work flow area that helps gets things done in the shortest period of time.