Home Furnishings


Review of the Kunova Padded Double Duet Piano Bench

I was searching for an inexpensive piano bench that was durable and comfortable. Kunova’s offering, which includes a storage compartment, appeared to be the best option.


Seven 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 Figure Out Which Is Best for You

All types of wood have unique properties, so furniture made from them will vary in quality along the aspects of hardness, decay, and density.


Building a Pair of Adirondack Chairs

This article will break down how I selected a design, drew plans, selected materials, then built two Adirondack chairs.


A Guide to Stress-Free Furniture Shopping

This article will provide tips on making your furniture shopping stress free and successful, such as measuring your space beforehand, taking home samples, and conferring with design consultants.


Renovating and Reupholstering Solid Oak Vintage Ercol Dining Chairs

This article will break down our straightforward renovation and reupholstering of four oak vintage Ercol dining chairs. This includes cleaning, wood staining and beeswax polish of the wooden chairs, and the recycling of the dark brown suede backed faux leather for the seat covers.


How We Turned an Old Piano Into a Drinks Cabinet

This article will show you how I converted an old, disused piano into a brand new, classy drinks cabinet.


How to Refurbish an Old Nightstand Quickly Using the Decoupage Technique

Do you have an old, uninteresting piece of furniture and absolutely no idea what to do with it? Hold off on that junkyard trip! With only a few standard things you probably have in your garage, you can breathe new life into your old, ugly furniture pieces.


5 Genius Ways to Recycle Old Furniture With Paint

If your vintage wood furniture looks worn, you might want a new look. Try recycling by painting it.


4 Fantastic Ways to Repurpose Old Soda Crates

It is fun to recycle vintage soda crates. This is such a neat reminder of past times that is filled with simple fun and use for storage decor!


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.


Design and Build Your Own 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 New 12-Inch Sweetnight Gel Memory Foam Mattress

Sweetnight released their new 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 Cardboard Tube Screens

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.


Renovating and Reupholstering a Set of Four Solid Oak Carved Back Chairs

Simple guide to 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

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 to 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.


Understanding Different Curtain Rod Styles

Find the perfect curtain rod that will look best with your window openings, curtains and the room's decor.


Guerrilla Furniture Design: DIY Cube Lamp

This article will show you how to make your own DIY cube lamp using corrugated cardboard, a wire coat hanger, and a few electrical parts.


How to Turn a Shower Curtain Into Giant Wall Art

Steal this trick to create the perfect giant decor for your home without breaking the bank.


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.


Simple Ways to Beautify Your Old Sofa

Here’s an easy way to give your old sofa an upscale look. Try a few of these simple stylish ideas.


Acesleep Mattress: The Best Memory Foam for Side Sleepers?

In my never-ending quest to find the perfect mattress for side sleepers, I tried the Acesleep mattress. I think I may just have found the best memory foam for side sleepers and hot sleepers. This is a new mattress on the block and it just might take the cake!


Timeless Classic: How a Windsor Chair Is Made

In this author’s opinion, a handmade Windsor chair is the most comfortable wooden chair there is. It’s a timeless classic built to last for generations. The purpose of this article is to describe how a continuous arm Windsor chair is made, while detailing the tools needed to accomplish the task.


6 Top Furniture Picks for Your New Home

Are you getting ready to set up your first home? You might not know what you need, so check out our list of the top picks for newbie furniture buyers.


The Perfect Bed Sheets for Sweet Dreams

Trying to decide on the most comfortable set of sheets? Learn some of the basics to help you compare fabrics and make the perfect choice for the best night's sleep.


Choosing an Area Rug by Fiber Content

Knowing what rugs are made of is an essential purchasing factor for your home. Check out this quick guide describing the most commonly used fibers for rugs and their pros and cons.


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.


Choosing an Area Rug by Construction Method

Construction is how a rug is made. Whether a rug is a machine-woven or hand-hooked, the construction relates to quality. Each method determines the look, texture and durability. Here are the most common rug constructions you'll see when you're choosing a rug.


My Experience Purchasing a Memory Foam Mattress

I would like to share my experience with you about my recent search for and purchase of a memory foam mattress. Hopefully, this will help you make a decision, as well as help you to avoid some of the mistakes I made.


How to Build Your Own Industrial Bookshelf

Are you in love with the industrial furniture look but don't want to shell out the cash to buy the perfect pieces for your home? I'll show you how you can build your own affordable industrial wood-and-steel bookshelf!


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!


Home Decor DIY: Two Ways to Refinish an End Table

If you're looking for a quick, easy project that can be done in a small space for a small space, this is the project for you!


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 you should consider before buying on Wayfair, especially if you've never shopped there before.


DIY Chaise Lounge Pallet Swing for $150

Don't buy an expensive store bought backyard garden swing. Make your own from a pallet. It's an easy and inexpensive project which creates a space in your backyard to getaway and relax.


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.


Recliner and Lounge Chair Options for Tall People

I'm 6'7" and trying to find the perfect recliner and lounge chair for a tall person. I went to more than ten stores to conduct a test. Here is my research.


How to Create a Beautiful Writing Space at Home

Learn tips and tricks for setting up an inspiring work space at home for your writing projects.


How I Redecorate Items for Reuse as Children's Furniture

A child's playroom is enhanced by making colorful, one-of-a-kind play furniture, while saving parents & grandparents money. Re-purposing discards provides a unique play thing & helps the environment.


Amazon Mattress Frame Review: The Zinus SmartBase

This is a review of the Zinus SmartBase Mattress Frame available on Amazon. I recently purchased two of these mattress frame platform bases. Check out my review for a detailed account of my purchase!


What to Look for When Buying an Adjustable Base for Your Mattress

My search to find a good quality, made in the USA adjustable bed base that wasn’t overloaded with features or made using skimpy parts.


What to Look for When Buying a Latex Mattress

From natural latex to petroleum-based latex mattresses (including foundations), a mattress expert provides valuable guidance to assist you through your research.


How to Get a Hemnes Bed From IKEA to Stop Squeaking

The 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 Put Together an Ikea "Helmer" Drawer Unit

Don't be intimidated by all the pieces—the "Helmer" drawer storage cabinet is easier to put together than you might think! Step-by-step, easy-to-understand instructions with photos!


Top 10 Things Your Bedroom Needs

Although it is primarily the place where you are supposed to sleep, you spend quite a lot of time in your bedroom. Your bedroom should be the most comfortable room in your home and to achieve that, you need these ten things.


The Best Mattress for Side Sleepers With Back Pain - 2020 Reviews

About 72% of people sleep on their sides. This gives the mattress industry a number of comfort levels to produce for the consumer. This article will explore the best Mattress for Side Sleepers With Back Pain - 2020 Reviews