How to Revamp a Mid-Century Chair
The DIY experts at HGTV Magazine recreated this flea market find. Here’s how you can too.
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- fabric (any pattern or color)
Bring the chair to an upholsterer. To save money, you can rip off the old fabric and paint the frame yourself first.
Our upholsterer fluffed up the seat cushion with extra batting and covered it in a modern medallion-print fabric.
Lara Spencer Talks 'Everything But the House,' Thrifting and How to Turn Clutter Into Cash
We’re gearing up for season 2 of Everything But the House, and host Lara Spencer is giving us all the thrifty details on what we have to look forward to.
How to Budget for an Outdoor Kitchen
Creating a complete outdoor cooking space can be expensive, but you can still put together a great outdoor kitchen without spending a fortune. Learn how to find a balance between what you want and what you can afford.
Here's How Michel and Anthony Were Able to Afford *That* ILVE Range in Their ‘Rock the Block’ House
It’s all about knowing where to save and where to splurge.
How to Make Giant Gift Bows
A larger-than-life gift deserves a larger-than-life bow. Learn how to make giant gift bows for big gifts or for holiday decorating — all you need is scissors and duct tape.
How to Build a DIY Compost Tumbler
Make a fast-burning home compost bin for under $50. One 50-gallon drum will turn your family’s food scraps into rich, usable soil before the growing season is over. Best of all, the wood base with attached caster wheels makes turning your compost in this DIY compost tumbler a cinch — no shoveling required.
How to Make a DIY Wall-Decal Chair
Follow the steps below to make this blogger DIY project featured in HGTV Magazine.
How to Reupholster an Arm Chair
Upholstery can be an intimidating project, but it seems more complicated than it actually is. A thrift store arm chair with simple lines, a sturdy frame and good padding makes a perfect subject for a novice upholsterer.
5 Drain Cleaners You Can Make at Home
Clean your drain for a fraction of the cost using pantry staples.
How to Tell If Wood Furniture Is Worth Refinishing
Is that flea market find worth your time and effort? Learn how to tell if you have a diamond-in-the-rough or fodder for the trash pile.
How to Sand Hardwood Floors Yourself
Sanding your floors yourself can save you a lot of money—if you do it the right way. Here's what you need to know.