Category: Furniture DIY

Creative DIY Ideas for Your Home Bar

A home bar is the ultimate luxury and a great place to add your own personal flair.  

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8 Great Ways to Upcycle a Dresser

Upcycling a dresser doesn’t just mean a paint job. These creative upcycle projects give the dresser a whole new life; and new functionality!  

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6 DIY Benches Made from Chairs

 

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Choosing the Right Sofa for Your Space

If you’re in the market for a new sofa but don’t even know where to begin, we’ve got some tips to help you choose the right sofa for your space. One thing to be cognizant of is size. You want to avoid is buying a sofa that’s too large for the space and as a result dominates the room, […]

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13 Different Sofa Styles

Fresh out of university, I thought the different types of sofas were: futon, (inherited from a friend-of-a-friend’s older brother’s old roommate, no less), a two seater, a three seater, and grandma’s sofa with the plastic still on. There are actually 13 different types of sofas on the market! If you’re in the market for a […]

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5 Tips for Caring for Your Leather

Though there are a multitude of fabric options available when it comes to your furniture, leather has always been a front-runner. There are many advantages to leather, including the luxurious look, durability and comfort factor.   Another advantage: leather is not difficult to keep clean, especially if you clean your leather furniture regularly. Here are […]

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How to Choose the Right Area Rug

You can buy a rug everywhere from the dollar store to Urban Outfitters to a marketplace in the Middle East for several thousands of dollars. They are versatile in style, make, colour, texture and price point, and all of these things are important to consider when choosing the right rug for your room. Determine what […]

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Hardwood VS Engineered Hardwood

Picking your flooring is a big decision. Changing your floors is not as simple as changing your curtains so you want to make sure you are making a well-informed, practical, suitable choice for you and your family. If you’re opting for hardwood, consider whether real wood or engineered wood suits you best. Hardwood: The installation […]

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6 Quick Tips to Update Your Living Room Decor

Are you ready to give your living room a fresh, new look that is both on trend and classic at the same time? Interior stylist, Kelly from DecoChic Interiors offers these 6 tips to update your living room decor: Neutral furniture is a good place to start. Look for clean lines, and pieces that are sleek […]

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A Chair Affair

Chair Affair is an annual fundraising project hosted by the Furniture Bank. Designers take old furniture pieces and give them new life. These items are then auctioned off at the annual Chair Affair Gala. This year, a number of our regular guest experts are participating and we thought we’d give you a behind the scenes […]

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How To Create A Masculine Bedside Table

Dear Marc: I find your column very informative! There is a side table that has been in my bedroom for years. My ex-wife had purchased it, but I think it looks a little too feminine for my taste. I want to paint it but I’m not sure which colour. I don’t want anything vibrant and […]

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How To Reupholster An Old Stool

Dear Marc: I enjoy reading your column! I have an old stool (chair height) that needs some TLC. It’s old and ratty and I’ve had it for over twenty years. It’s one of those small armless stools that gives extra seating when friends come over. I’ve never reupholstered anything, can you walk me through the […]

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DIY Children’s Art Table

Dear Marc: We took a weekend trip with our kids last weekend! It was our first trip as a family. With our busy schedule, it’s hard to take time off of work. We took lots of pictures, but I’d like to make something special for the kid’s room to remind them of our trip. Help! […]

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DIY Suitcase Coffee Table

Dear Marc: I bought new luggage after twenty-five years of owning the same luggage. The new set has wheels and you have no idea how much I don’t miss carrying that old set around the airport. Although, I must admit that I loved that royal blue luggage! I have heard of people who display old […]

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Updating An Old Table

Dear Marc: I picked up an old metal base retail counter during a closing out sale. The wood top is in rough shape (scratches and scrapes), but I remembered what you always say: “With a little elbow grease, anything is possible”. So I bought it. Now comes the fun part- how do I turn this […]

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DIY Cottage Chic Desk

Dear Marc: We are having a great summer! The weather is perfect for cottage country. We have a quaint little cottage that has been in the family for years. My late aunt had decorated the place back in the day and it’s in need of a makeover! I don’t like the furniture that is currently […]

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DIY Patio Table Project

Dear Marc: While remodeling our family room, I decided to get rid of a set of coffee table and side tables. They have glass tops and metal frames. Should I part with them or do you have a repurposing project for them? Monica Dear Monica: Remodeling projects are fun as we usually find great supplies […]

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Rock And Roll Side Table

Dear Marc: I inherited my mother’s old records. I remember many times listening to them as we baked on Saturday mornings when I was a little girl. She left them to me but I don’t have a record player. I’d like to have them displayed in my home. Do you have ideas on how I […]

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DIY Faux Fur Chair Project

Dear Marc: I found a faux fur chair with natural stained wood at a flea market and I want to refinish it. I went to a fabric store to replace the existing faux fur with a more muted colour only to realize that this type of fabric is pricey! Do you have any ideas how […]

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DIY French Provincial Chair Update

Dear Marc: Is it possible to modernize a French Provincial chair so that it fits into a more contemporary setting? We’re debating whether we should throw away this old chair and upgrade our furniture to something that better fits our room design. Angela Dear Angela: I’m fascinated with the modernization of vintage furniture pieces. The […]

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Refinishing an Old Bedroom Dresser

Dear Marc: Do you have ideas for refinishing an old bedroom dresser? It’s a low, two-drawer dresser with a honey wood finish. I like the piece of furniture, but I want to “glam it up”. Help! Darlene Dear Darlene: The other day, I was sitting with friends and family in my sister’s dining room when […]

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DIY Guestbook Autograph Table

Dear Marc: My best girlfriend is getting married. As her bridesmaid, I’d like to give her something special for her wedding day. I think a repurposed piece of furniture might be a nice gesture! The couple is moving into a new house in the coming months. They want to acquire some new furniture for their […]

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DIY Repurposed Trunk Coffee Table

Dear Marc, I found an old trunk at a flea market. It looks pretty old, I think it would make a great accent piece in my home. Where should I place it to get the best look? Beverly Dear Beverly, Don’t you just love antique hunting? It’s one of those things where everything has such […]

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