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Window Treatments with Grommets

The Saga of the The Big Green Machine People often avoid situations that require them to learn something new, my big fear was window treatments with grommets. Well, that was the case for me not too long ago. There is this client that I have …

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Diary of a Home and Garden Show Novice

Wondering about getting a booth at the Home and Garden Show? Sometimes I feel like it is a roll of the dice to get the word out to the community about your business. This is especially true for small businesses like mine. Each year I …

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Old Chair Reupholstered

Every project has a story.  This story of an old chair reupholstered comes by way of my workroom assistant, Lisa. It is a great example of the decision-making that goes into reupholstering an old family favorite. Often my clients are trying to decide on whether …

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Alternatives for Vertical Blinds

Here is one of the most common questions asked about window coverings: What are my alternatives for vertical blinds? Many of us have a great big door-wall in our home that opens up to a deck or patio. It may be great for setting up …

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Why Choose Blinds and Shades as Window Covering

Why would you want to cover windows with blinds and shades? It is great to look outside windows for a view that connects us to nature.  The sunlight warms us… sometimes too much.  We all love sunny days, however, sunlight can be damaging.  Your soft …

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The New Safer Roman Shades

I love Roman Shades.  They are a great way to cover a window.  Fifteen years ago I had eight Roman Shades in my home. They were so simple and easy to make.  But since then, the government has gotten involved in the regulation of cords …

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What Will Your Re-upholstery Project Cost?

 Almost everyone wants to know the answer to the cost question – what will my re-upholstery  project cost. In every upholstery business you will have a labor cost, and a material cost, and  possibly a delivery and storage cost.  Material is a Large Part of …

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Finding Great Fabrics for Drapes or Upholstery

I love great fabrics, any kind of great fabrics! Unfortunately, fabric shopping in the greater Lansing area has been a challenge since some fine fabric stores have closed; Calico Corners in Okemos and Fabric Gallery in Williamston closed up a few years ago. Since good …

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Can This Chair Be Saved? Is it Worth Reupholstering?

A question I frequently get asked is: Can this chair or couch be saved? Is it worth reupholstering? These are questions that I will ask you when we discuss your upholstery project because I want your project to have the best possible results: • What …

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My Christmas Story -An Old Rocker Before and After

An Old Rocker Before and After Story. To be trusted to make an old chair look new or renewed for a special family member, is one of the most special projects that I can imagine being asked to work on. This past-Christmas 2013, I had …

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