Design on a Dime

We bought a "new" old house just over a year ago. As many of you know, when you buy an old house there is so much to fix-up that you often don't have money leftover to buy furniture or decorations. I am a do-it-yourselfer for sure, but I may be a bit hyper too. Consequently, I'm happy to do a project that doesn't require my focus for more than a few hours and also doesn't require me to be a perfectionist (which I am not).

The biggest requirement is that it has to be affordable. So, when my sister told me that she had come up with a way to re-upholster her chairs without sewing, I was all for it.

The result, was a couple of days of work (2 chairs and about 4-5 hours a day), and two awesome wingback chairs for under $100 a piece - including the price of the chairs as well as hiring someone to sew the seat cushion (that part does need to be sewn-even a non-perfectionist has a line.)

-Happy Decorating


Read the rest of the story and see the final products here.

Kate is a mom to three (almost four), one of ten children and writer in her spare time (which is why it takes her four years to write a book instead of four months). She loves being rejected so much that she continues writing. Currently, Kate writes for the uplifting section on She has written a couple of books as well as a screenplay. The screenplay won part of a contest in LA for the "Next Best Movie Idea". Currently she is turning that screenplay into a book.  




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