Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh

Vintage Glider Refresh | leave it to Joy

I bought this vintage glider second hand from a nice lady who had rocked all her babies, and grand-babies to sleep for naps in this chair. I got it for $40 Canadian. I probably could have bartered a little harsher for it, but I see them for sale often for over double that! The cushions were worn from all the baby rocking and needed some extra padding and a fresh fabric.

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DIY Tabletop Tutorial

DIY Tabletop Tutorial

Table, Farmhouse, DIY,

Hello DIY enthusiasts. Today I’m going to take you into a little more detail on my tabletop that we built for my DIY Farmhouse Table. I’ve had a question or two on how we managed to assemble a single piece 4′ by 8′ table top out of lumber. Since this is after creation the pictures aren’t amazing but I’ll do my best to talk you through it! As always any questions can be posted in the comments or you can reach me through the contact form on my about page. Read more

DIY Upholstered Headboard

DIY Upholstered Headboard

This is part 3 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, the first post on the footboard creation here and the post on the headboard frame here. Now we start upholstering the headboard:

DIY Upolstered Headboard | leave it to Joy photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Headboard Frame

DIY Headboard Frame

This is part 2 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here, and the first post on the footboard creation here. Now we start the headboard frame:
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DIY Solid Wood Footboard

DIY Solid Wood Footboard

This is part 1 of a series of posts on creating my DIY bed. Find the home post here with links to the other elements of the bed. The first post on the footboard creation starts now!

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Photo credit to the wonderful Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

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DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

DIY Bed & Upholstered Headboard

bed, headboard, upolstery, linen, DIY

Photo credit to Katie Marie at KMB Photography.

I have always loved the look of an upholstered headboard, to me it looks and feels like an adult bed. This was a big project, the only furniture I built this summer. This post will link to to several others as it was quite a process and really breaks down into several steps. That way you can see take the whole process of each separate element of the bed.

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DIY Farmhouse Bench Tutorial 55$ CAD

DIY Farmhouse Bench Tutorial 55$ CAD

Table, Farmhouse, DIY,Today I am going to take you for a walk through all of my furniture building. It’s long over due and hopefully really helpful. Please send me any questions in the comments or through my contact form on my About page, I am happy to help. This tutorial is specifically for the bench, but its all the same. You can modify my instructions below and make the Farmhouse Coffee Table, Farmhouse Console Table, or even my masterpiece the Farmhouse Dining Table. I apologize if I’m not using the proper carpentry terms – remember I just started!

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DIY End Table Out of Scraps $0 CAD

DIY End Table Out of Scraps $0 CAD

 

DIY End Table Out of Scraps $0 CAD | leave it to JoyIn our living room we have a cute little chair that sits too far away from the coffee table. Which means if you sat in that chair you had no where to put your glass. Well – not any more!

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DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table for $60 CAD

DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table for $60 CAD

 

DIY Farmhouse Coffee Table for $60 CAD | leave it to Joy

We had an IKEA coffee table for years, and although we were “nice” to it. It definitely showed its age. When we decided we wanted something sturdier and started shopping we realized the price of sturdy was actually quite surprising. Do people really pay $600 for coffee tables? I really didn’t want to have something that I was concerned about when people come over. I want to be able to shrug off water circles, wine spills, children banging on it… etc etc and some people may be able to shrug off a $600 coffee table, but not me.

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