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Wednesday, June 13, 2012

DIY Tutorial: Book Stand for Dad

A homemade book stand for the man in your life, just in time for fathers day. I saw this bookstand on Pinterest a while back and know I had to make one. It totally elevates the classiness of your nightstand and can be made in an afternoon and for about $6 for 2....

Monday, May 28, 2012

We Moved! Again.

That's right kids! My fearless son just reached out and grabbed that gator. Welcome to Louisiana!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Princess Catherine Inspired Hat(let)

Pintopia Week 2: Kate Middleton is known for her extensive hat collection. What better time to copy a princess than Easter?

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

DIY: Easy Tufted Headboard

You can make this bad boy for your bedroom that looks like you spent $1500 for only $150!

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Giant Yarn Easter Eggs

Pintopia Week 1: Easter is very difficult to decorate for! My husband and I had a fun craft night last week making these giant Easter eggs...

DIY Anthro Inspired Book

I saw a whole series of book displays at Anthropologie in Boise, ID a couple of years ago and was completely inspired to add some book art to my house. Only, it took 2 years and 3 moves to finally do something about it...

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Lookbook: Wingbacks, the Comeback Kid

So I am rounding the bend on my husbands awesome purple wingback chair (that I am doing in my class) and have been trolling for inspiration. In doing such, I have learned that the wingback is back...

1.1 Before You Begin

The first step in upholstery is collecting all the tools you will need to complete step 1 (deconstruction) 


I've decided to do a 52 week challenge of Pinterest inspired creations and to blog about them along with my ongoing upholstery work and tutorials...

Friday, February 24, 2012

About Me

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My name is Haley and I am an Engineer gone MOM. Prior to my current job I had the opportunity to work with a subcontractor for NASA on the next space suit design. As you can imagine I often get asked: What do you do now?
Well….aside from the all consuming momhood, I have recently discovered a knack and passion for upholstery. and I LOVE it.

I hope to use this blog as a journal of what I have learned and as a tutorial of sorts for beginners to freshen up that old piece in their home.

NOTE: The information on this site is only my opinion and what I have learned from others and from making mistakes. I will do my best to give you all the info you need to go out there and hipholster it up. If you are concerned about your piece turning out pristine, I advise buying/borrowing professional tools, taking a class in your community, or paying for a professional job. However, you will be surprised how great your piece can look with a little time and elbow grease.