Upholstered Coffee Table Ottoman

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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!

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Café Wall Shelves

DIY Wall Shelves

Jeni from Becoming Martha was lying sick on the couch when she mentally cleared the perfect spot on her wall to add some new shelves. Excited about her project, Jeni headed out the next day for some supplies and then made her shelf daydream a reality. Jeni says, “I LOVE these shelves! They will give [...Read More]

Decorative Trim Nightstand

Britt from Cucumbersome needed two bedside tables that would work in a small space. She came up with the design for this three-drawer nightstand decked out with decorative trim and crystal knobs. A mini chest from Ikea forms the structure for the piece, so Britt just had to add legs and decorative trim. This table [...Read More]