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Category Archives: Upholstery


Building an Upholstered Sofa: The DIY Upholstery Part Three in the Building an Upholstered Sofa series is about the DIY upholstery. (In case you missed them, here are Part One and Part Two!) To me, the upholstery is the easiest Read more…


Build a DIY Upholstered Sofa: The Frame Plans In Part One of the DIY Upholstered Sofa series, I outlined the supplies and materials needed to build the sofa. This post, Build a DIY Upholstered Sofa: the Frame Plans, I give Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Upholstered Ottoman Any good, comfortable chair needs a matching ottoman… The DIY furniture plans to build an upholstered ottoman feature wood legs (you can make them yourself – see the Materials list) and a Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Upholstered Chair, Part Four – The Seat Cushion We are at the finish line with the DIY furniture plans to build an upholstered chair with Part Four: creating the seat cushion. This is actually one of Read more…


DIY Furniture Plans to Build an Upholstered Chair, Part Three – The Upholstery At this point, we are at the DIY furniture plans to build an upholstered chair, Part Three – the upholstery. The Part One post outlines the supply and Read more…


DIY Ottoman or Footstool Using an Old Wooden Spool When I saw this wooden spool by the trash (that formerly held wire sold by the foot), I knew exactly what I wanted to make with it… The DIY ottoman or Read more…


How to Use Elasbelt for Seats in Upholstery Projects A few years ago, I built this chair for The Design Confidential and I upholstered it. This is the chair I use at my desk any time I am on the Read more…


Here is another “collaboration” with The Design Confidential. This time, it is for the Ballard Designs Inspired X-Bench!   Materials: Completed bench from these plans 3″ foam Spray adhesive Upholstery batting Fabric Staple gun   Let’s Get Started! I’m trying Read more…


Here is another upholstery “collaboration” with The Design Confidential, this time upholstering the Pottery Barn Teen Inspired Suite Chair. I had a little help from The Han with this one, especially since this chair is for her room. We are Read more…


 Upholstering the RH Inspired Baroque Chair… Here is another plan I drew for The Design Confidential that I was planning on building…  (That seems to get me in a lot of trouble!) Although this chair doesn’t have the turned legs like Read more…

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