Selecting the Best Fabric Design for a Window Seat Cushion
A window seat is a luxury. It can be tricky to find the right fabric for a window seat cushion's slipcover. You want to find a design that's compatible with the rest of your room. Knowing a thing or two about colors can help you make a good decision. I share my tips on fabrics in this article.
Review of the Kunova Padded Double Duet Piano Bench
The Kunova padded double duet piano bench with storage compartment is durable, comfortable and inexpensive. I recommend it.
Eight Tips to Make Assembling IKEA Brand Furniture Easier
Want to avoid the headache typically associated with putting IKEA furniture together? Follow a few tips to make the experience less painful.
Solid vs. Engineered Wood: How to Tell Them Apart and Decide Which Is Better
All types of wood have unique properties, so furniture made from them will vary in quality along the aspects of hardness, decay, and density.
How to Refurbish an Old Nightstand Quickly Using the Decoupage Technique
From making your mixture to adding a finish, this guide will show you how to breathe new life into your old, ugly furniture pieces with this wonderful decoupage technique that only requires a few standard things you probably have in your garage.
Five Genius Ways to Recycle Old Furniture With Paint
If your vintage wood furniture looks worn, you might want a new look. Try recycling the piece by painting it!
A Guide to Antique Chair Identification With Photos
There are many different types of antique chairs, and each has a unique appearance. Use this guide to learn how to identify the different styles.
How to Design and Build Furniture for Awkward Spaces
Do you have an awkward space in your home where standard furniture just won’t fit? We did. Our solution was to design and build our own furniture to fit the space.
Review: The 12-Inch Sweetnight Gel Memory Foam Mattress
Sweetnight released their 12-inch Gel Memory Foam mattress. With a host of features to keep sleepers cool and more gel memory foam than most mattresses, this is one bed that's sure to not leave you disappointed.
DIY: How to Make Cardboard Tube Screens and Room Dividers
Folks love living in lofts and working in open-plan offices. The barrier-free lifestyle has its advantages; however, sometimes a fella just needs a little privacy. These screens or room dividers made from cardboard tubes are a great DIY solution.
Renovating and Reupholstering a Set of Four Solid Oak Carved Back Chairs
A simple guide to the renovation of upholstered solid oak dining chairs with carved backs using unconventional materials for the seats' padding; sympathetic makeover to retain patina, including making replacement front stretcher, and repairing broken coiled spring.
Renovating a Writing Desk Bureau to Retain Patina
This is a guide to sympathetic repairs and modifications to an old writing desk bureau to retain its patina, including a couple of minor changes to the design to improve the fit of the pigeon-holes and make better use of storage space between the legs.
A Real Nectar Mattress Review
After years of tossing and turning on a hand-me-down queen, my husband and I opted for an upgrade to a king-size and began to research mattresses. The best we found was Nectar, and the 365-day free return was a real selling point. The Nectar has proven itself a comfortable and supportive mattress.
Review: What Does the BedStory Mattress Really Feel Like?
The BedStory mattress is making big waves online in the mattress-in-a-box world. It's incredibly cheap and customers report almost universally positive experiences with the mattress, so my husband and I had to get one to find out! These are our opinions about this unique mattress.
Timeless Classic: How a Windsor Chair Is Made
A handmade Windsor chair is the most comfortable wooden chair there is. It’s a timeless classic built to last for generations. This article describes how a continuous arm Windsor chair is made while detailing the tools needed to accomplish the task.
Is the Casper Mattress Really Worth It? An Honest Review
Is the Casper mattress hot, comfortable, or even worth the price at all? Here's my honest take on what I loved and what wasn't so great about this unique mattress.
Review: What Does the Sweetnight Mattress Really Feel Like?
This is my experience with the Sweetnight gel memory foam mattress. Here I'll help you make the decision if it's right for you. Frankly, it's an amazing mattress for the price, but there is at least one thing you should be aware of before ordering.
How to Make an Easy Faux-Fur Slipcover for a Storage Cube Ottoman
Simple instructions for making a quick and easy faux-fur slipcover for an ottoman or storage cube. No sewing machine required!
Purple Mattress Review: Is the Purple Powder Toxic?
A concerned mother's review on the Purple Mattress and the dreaded white powder. Is this powder a toxic addition to this popular mattress?
Purple Mattress Review: Ordering From Amazon vs. Purple
An honest review of the popular Purple brand mattress. Plus the difference between ordering the mattress from Amazon.com or Purple.com.
Which Bookcase Do You Need? Calculate the Capacity of a Book Shelf
You're staring at your giant pile of books, wondering which bookcase you should buy to shelve them all. Or maybe you're buying online or building something custom. Here's the simple math you'll need.
What You Need to Know Before Buying Furniture on Wayfair
Overall, Wayfair.com is a great place to buy furniture at affordable prices. Here are some things first-time shoppers should consider beforehand.
How to Choose the Right Bar Stool Height, Style, and Design
It's hard to pick the perfect bar stool, especially if you're shopping online. Here are a few tips for buying the right ones.
How to Redecorate Items for Reuse as Children's Furniture
Make colorful, one-of-a-kind play furniture while saving money and helping the environment.
How to Get a Hemnes Bed From IKEA to Stop Squeaking
IKEA's Hemnes bed is a great, low-cost bed frame—that is, until it starts to squeak. Try these solutions to help you get some sleep.
How to Find the Best Mattresses for Side Sleepers With Back Pain
About 72% of people sleep on their sides. The mattress industry takes this statistic into consideration when manufacturing products. This article will explore how to choose the best mattresses for side sleepers with back pain.
5 Ways to Get a Mattress Upstairs If It Is Too Large
Moving a mattress upstairs is difficult, but what if it's too big to fit up the stairway? Here are some tips for how to get the bed size you want in the place you need it.
A Beginner's Guide to Reupholstering a Couch, Step by Step
If you've been thinking about reupholstering your couch or sofa but don't know where to start, I break things down for you here so that the task doesn't seem so daunting! I also include photos and videos to guide you.