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HR - Gateways #1: Master Gateway

11-20-2012 01:52 PM by MsDebbieP | 35 comments »

Tagging projects/blogs is a great way to organize our community and to find postings about a specific topic. The “Gateways” are a quick access to related tags. I am in the process of building a series of “Gateways”. Suggestions are appreciated! Projects bathrooms bedroom cabinets decks and patios fireplaces floors framing furniture kitchens living room outdoor space stairs walls Decorating finishing lighting painting styles...

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An Upholstery Primer #5: Stuffing Seat Cushions

11-04-2012 01:32 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 32 comments »

It’s a video blog. No scripting. Hope it helps! Cutting the foamWrapping the foamStuff IT! Mark

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An Upholstery Primer #4: Make a throw pillow

11-02-2012 04:28 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 12 comments »

Hey Refurbers, Sorry for skipping ahead but I have long since upholstered the couch I was stripping in the other post. I didn’t have a camera crew available (my 11 year old daughter) and I needed both hands for the work. You knew There was some sewing invloved in upholstery. I figured we could start with a throw pillow. In my case, they are back cushions to that couch I upholstered. My daughter and I tried to film this series as best as we could on the I-Phone. You may have to ...

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An Upholstery Primer #3: Make your life easier.

10-29-2012 04:14 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 13 comments »

Stripping furniture creates a mound of discards. It can fill the trash in no time at all. Grab a long piece of dicards and stack the big bulky discards on it. Roll it up and tied it with another strip of the discards. No fuss – no muss – ready for bulk pickup.

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An Upholstery Primer #2: Prep the furniture

10-29-2012 03:39 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 12 comments »

I’m sorry for having so little information in this post from the onset. As I need to do certain things that I consider pred – I’ll add them to this blog. Some with video – some with photos. In the meantime – I’ll start with 2 preps.

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An Upholstery Primer #1: Strip the old stuff!

10-25-2012 01:33 AM by MarkTheFiddler | 20 comments »

Aside from a piece of furniture to strip, you’re going to need some tools. A little introduction here. Wire cutters – I didn’t actually use those pliers. I found a very old, dull and loose pair of wire cuters. You are going to pull thousands of staples, dull (not notched) wire cutters can grab staples without cutting the in half. Don’t bring out your best! Rubber mallet – That sucker is as heavy as a carpentry hammer. Unless you are used to chiseling...

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HR - Gateways #7: Upholstering

01-08-2012 06:50 PM by MsDebbieP | 0 comments »

This is a GATEWAY to everything posted at HomeRefurbers.com tagged as “UPHOLSTERY” Projects Blogs Forums Feel free to add any info (technical or practical) here as well.   Click here for the MASTER HR GATEWAYS LIST  

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Process #1: Process: Upholstery With Spruce Home

06-02-2010 04:52 PM by Etsy | 6 comments »

At the end of the quiet wooded street I grew up on, there once stood an upholsterer’s workshop called Brownie’s Upholstery. The workshop was a landmark for me well into my twenties. When I was likely no more than four, my father took me to Brownie’s to visit the cheerful and bearded man while he reupholstered a chair from our living room. Although I never knew exactly how it was done, I was always fascinated by the fact that this chair used to look a certain way one day, and...

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