Carolyn’s Team Pick:
Furniture! Sometimes it gets really old and gross and covered in coffee stains and your cat (maybe several cats, maybe not even yours) started using it as a litter-box-slash-scratching-post the week you got her a new food bowl and then you moved and accidentally dropped it down the stairs. I’m just saying: sometimes you end up with furniture that has seen better days. It turns out, it’s not that hard to fix it.
In the latest episode of No Man’s Land, Shelly and Anna learn how to reupholster a gross old ottoman with Grace Bonney, the founder of Design Sponge, an excellent blog dedicated to home design. The episode takes place in the Design Sponge headquarters, which is fantastic if you are overly nosy and have been curious about what the office looks like ever since the site moved in late last year. I suggest jumping to 2:04, where you can see Grace rip up staple-gunned-down edges with her bare hands.
Have you ever upholstered anything? I really want to try it with this chair I have. Who has a staple gun?