Is it just me or are 2.5" pulls impossible to find? I've been to all my local hardware stores (Lowes/Home Depot included) and the only option they had in 2.5" were the 'cup' pulls. I want something really unique for a piece I'm working on and need to replace the hardware. I really don't want to putty in the existing holes and drill new ones! HELP! Anyone found some neat ones?! Where?!
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This is my favorite website, ever! I always go here for all of my "knobs and pulls" needs...
The perfect example of a stripped veneer project. This was definitely heading to the dump - however, HAD to be saved! Can you not see the potential? Show your husbands and change their
vision on curb shopping haha! Some elbow grease and tlc and you can use your pay cheque now to celebrate with dinner and some wine!For more fun and inspiration - come follow us on Facebook! http://www.facebook.com/gypsybarn #beforeandafter
HELP! I have a 10 year old sofa, loveseat, chair and ottoman in matching fabric. My problem is the fabric is fraying on every piece! I've looked for slip covers, but can't find any plum
colors (to match my lace curtains). I don't believe in just throwing them out, would reupholstering them be cost prohibitive? ANY IDEAS?
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Also, not sure how handy you are with a sewing machine, but i just made slipcovers for my
furniture. it really wasn't very hard and i LOVE how they turned out! i was in a slightly different situation, as i was just sick of my fabric, so i couldn't justify the expense of reupholstering... thought i'd throw it out there. Good luck!
So simple, so easy! I have been trying to tackle the messy job of chipping veneer off pieces to re finish them and what a pain in the hiney! I thought of an idea, and while I was testing
the theory, I asked our lovely facebook followers their favorite method. Well, pretty much everyone said either using a wet towel and an iron ( which wrecks both the iron and towel) OR use a heat gun - (which would then have the fumes from the adhesive floating up in your face - or house and then requires use of masks and such) SO Here you go. Very easy - SOAK a towel so it is dripping wet in a mixture of half water and half vinegar. Place it on the veneer. Have a girls night out and let it soak over night. Make sure it is SOAKING wet. I even went back later and used a water bottle and just poured it right onto the towel to make sure it was soaked! Come back in the morning and use a putty knife or chisel and it will peel up like butter! #StrippingVeneer
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This easy DIY light fixture took about 30 minutes of actual labor time! 2 large quilt hoops, a 3/4 square dowel, wood glue, stain or paint, and 7 screws/nuts are all the supplies needed. Visit the tutorial at