IKEA Hack: Faux Sheepskin Dining Chair Cushions

faux fur dining chair covers
photo: FRK Hansen

The faux sheepskin from IKEA has many-a-use. And these simple chair covers look fantastic! Actually, the entire room that they sit in looks fantastic and I’d like to move in tomorrow. Take a look!      


DIY dining chair covers
photo: FRK Hansen

Take a faux sheepskin or two and use them to create cushions for your dining chairs! See more over on FRK Hansen.

DIY Faux Sheepskin Chair Covers by [FRK Hansen]

Make It: Colorful Painted Chair Cushions!

created at: 09/26/2011

After honing your painting skills fixing all those thrift store paintings, you should be more than ready to take on this project!  Learn how to turn plain canvas seat cushions into functional works of art–for cheap!  


created at: 09/26/2011

Jacinda Boneau, one half of the fantastic DIY site Prudent Baby, was inspired by the hand-painted pillows of Wary Meyers but knew that splurging on one-of-a-kind art piece cushions was out of the question (and the budget).  In true DIY fashion, she decided to make her own for a fraction of the cost without sacrificing an ounce of style.   Continue Reading

The Egg Shag

A few years ago designer Valentina made a collection of furniture she called “Le Uova di Leon” that was inspired by the humble egg. Her collection included seating, lamps, tables and rugs. In the latter case a shag rug with a couple of sunny side up cushions. Replicating this look wouldn’t be too difficult. I’d start with a round shag rug like this, or this, or this and then sew up a couple of yolks.  Continue Reading

Make a Beefy Bolster Pillow from Old Towels

 created at: 2009/11/18

Let me just share this nifty RE-Use project with you. I’ll be showing you how you can put those old ratty towels you’re tempted to away to good use. Remember the cool way you used to roll a beach towel with your cute little bathing suit tucked tightly in the middle and ride your bike off to the pool? That delightful childhood memory gave me the idea for this super easy beefy bolster which ends up being a fantastic end-of-the-couch nap pillow and uses those old beach towels that hold so many memories. Continue Reading

Pillow Talk: Pleated Grosgrain Trim

created at: 2009-07-20

This week is Pillow Talk over on my newly remodeled blog www.fliptstudio.com.  Each day I’ll post a tutorial showing different edge finishes and details that will give your pillows professional polish.  There are so many home furnishings to write about and re-do, I’ll still be posting like a mad woman here on Curbly,  Apartment Therapy-Chicago and on my own little blog. At last, there are enough outlets to share all of the project ideas rattling around in my noggin’. Continue Reading

How To Make a Button Pillow

created at: 2009-05-08

When a certain big Swedish apparel retailer decided to offer a home collection including a hand drawn looking button pillow, it started my wheels turning. It looked completely DIY-able and the collection isn’t available in the United States so, what the heck. Here is a step-by-step

tutorial with a slight color shift just to be different.

What You Need:

  • 3/4 yard of plain, flat weave fabric
  • scissors
  • sewing machine
  • pins
  • thread
  • ruler
  • chalk
  • needle
  • embroidery floss and needle
  • fabric marker in your color choice
  • a variety of circular shapes to trace

created at: 2009-05-07

What You Do:

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Simple Ways to Turn a Twin Bed into a Day Bed

created at: 2009-05-04

Photo: furniturestoreblog.com

What exactly is a day bed, you ask? It’s a twin bed disguised as a sofa by day and used as a bed at night. If your tiny space necessitates double duty for your bed, it’s really quite simple to convert almost any twin bed into a day bed. Here are three pretty simple ways you can pimp out your twin bed into a multi-tasking day bed.

created at: 2009-05-04

photo: www.ascotteak.com

1. If you have a headboard and footboard, attach a piece or two of painted or stained wood running the length of one long side of the bed to make a sofa “back”. Continue Reading

How To: Repair Ripped Out Slipcover Seams

created at: 2009-03-18

Slipcovers can be a lifesaver – until you see what happens at the dry cleaners. Unfortunately, not all slipcovers have neat, finished, serged seams inside. If the seams have been stitched with a very skimpy seam allowance, a tumble at the dry cleaners will likely leave you frowning when you get them back.  Here is a quick little pic-torial to show you how to fix those torn seams yourself and save $$$.

All You Need:

sturdy straight pins


fairly heavy duty sewing machine

matching thread

seam ripper (possibly)

What you do:

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DIY ModUpholstery: Mock Tufting

created on: 09/06/08 

 The problem at hand was those annoying, yet luxurious, down-filled back cushions.  Everytime anyone would get up from the loveseat, the back cushions were smashed down, seams all askew.  My compulsive self had to walk over, re-fluff, straighten and then I could move on.

Don’t the best solutions just come to you in the simplest of ideas??

My first thought was to make some covered buttons and pull those through the cushions to give a modern, symmetric button tufting look.  Continue Reading