Cait and Robert of Hernando House recently came up with a plan to whip their large covered back porch into shape for summer. One of the items on their wish list was a outdoor sofa from West Elm. Well, not the actual $899 sofa, but a more budget-friendly DIY version! Cait and Robert worked together to plan, build, and upholster their cushy sofa. Looks like a great place to kick back after a long day!
If you had to choose between dishing out almost a grand for an upholstered bench from Horchow or making your own for a mere $50, I think it’s safe to say we’d all head straight for the hardware store. Nan from You Could Make That shows that it doesn’t take an experienced carpenter/upholsterer to make a bench or ottoman from scratch. Nan simply used a piece of plywood and table legs for the base and then got a seamless upholstered finish by adding a pleated skirt and decorative trim. Not only is the end product beautiful but super strong and sturdy!
Like everyone else, Angela from Decorating the Dorchester Way is in love with the pouf. Angela says, “I received a sewing machine for Christmas and I can sew a pillow, so I figured I could make a pouf! It was really rather simple and worth the savings of $219!” Angela did an amazing job and [...Read More]
Michelle from Sweetsuite10 had a fabric headboard that she had made a few years ago but was simply no longer loving. To update the look, Michelle recovered the old headboard with a woven wool and then added a nailhead strip around the edges. I love the natural look and texture of the fabric, and the [...Read More]
Heidi from Budget Wise Home created her own king-sized headboard by upholstering a piece of plywood and then adding nailhead trim. The fabric and nailhead detail lend a look of natural sophistication to the room. Heidi’s knockoff cost $100 to create. Heidi was inspired by the Nailhead Upholstered Headboard from West Elm. Check out Heidi’s [...Read More]