Category Archives: How-To

How To: Revive Your Wood Composite Silverware

A long time ago (pre-baby #2), I happened upon a garage sale on the way to my son’s preschool. Once I dropped him off I bought a bunch of nonsense, but the most spectacular buy was this giant bag o’ silverware. They are from Ecko Eterna line and have seen some better days. You can […]

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How To: A Vintage Inspired Tree Skirt

After scouring Etsy, eBay, a few thrift stores and your recommendations, the craft bug got to me. I set out making a tree skirt that was mostly inspired by this 1950s wrapping paper posted on the blog Present & Correct. So cute. With this pattern in mind, I went to our local fabric store to […]

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How To: Revive Your Wood-handled Silverware

Tammy gave me four beautiful, sculptural forks that needed some work. The metal was in great condition, but the wooden handles had seen better days from washing, maybe even from the dreaded dishwasher. Here’s a closeup. So just in time for your fancy Thanksgiving festivities, here’s how you revive them. First, gather your supplies. This is […]

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How to Refinish Broyhill Brasilia

I’m pretty excited about today’s how-to. I’ve been wanting to share this process with you for awhile but wanted to get the recipe right before I did.  Perhaps you remember the Brasilia harvest table I picked up a couple weeks ago? I’ve refinished it and another Brasilia dining table and today I’m going to take […]

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How To Replace Elastic Seat Webbing

One of the mainstays of mid-century modern design is upholstered seating with an ultra thin profile, often offering only thin slab cushions resting on a minimal frame. To achieve this, bulky conventional spring cages and other foundational support materials were replaced with elastic rubber webbing. Made by Pirelli, these straps were essentially giant rubber bands with layers […]

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