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Swing into spring | Coaster Living Magazine

Feature Swing Into Spring Coaster at High Point Market | Protecting Your Furniture From Sun Damage | A Pinteresting Trend Report | How To Reupholster Chair Cushions | April Showers Bring May Flowers

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Current Event Stop by our Coaster showroom at High Point Market to see all our new items as well as our best sellers.

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Helpful Tip Spring is here and the sun is out. Learn tips to protect your furniture from sun damage.

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Trend Report What’s the fastest-growing social media network? See how Coaster is embracing this new trend.

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At home with coaster Swing into spring with these lively colors and welcoming decor.

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Do It Yourself Project Give your dining chairs a make-over with this easy cushion reupholster project.

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Color palette The colors of our Country Cozy palette is sure to leave you with a welcoming feeling.

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Current Event High Point MARKET The High Point Market is the largest furnishings industry trade show in the world, bringing more than 80,000 people to High Point every six months. Serious retail home furnishings buyers can be found in High Point twice a year because if you can’t find it in High Point…it probably doesn’t exist. High Point Market April 21-26, 2012 Saturday – Wednesday, 8am – 7pm Thursday: 8am – 5pm

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Coaster Showroom: Wrencom Furniture Bldg 111 E. Commerce Ave. High Point, NC 27260

Mix & Match April showers bring May flowers. Coaster is blossoming with floral patterns and accents.

Source: “High Point Market.” High Point Market | The World’s Home for Home Furnishings. High Point. Web. 01 Feb. 2012. <http://www.highpointmarket.org>.


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Helpful Tip Protecting your furniture from sun damage Spring is here, which means the days are longer and the temperatures are rising. Did you know that the sun can damage your furniture? The sun’s rays can dry out your wooden furniture pieces and cause fading and damage to its surfaces. The first thing you should do to prevent sun damage, is to be conscious of where you place your furniture. Consider the sunniest parts of your home. These are the spots that will cause the most damage to your furniture. Also remember, the sun is the most intense in the afternoon. Try to avoid placing your furniture in areas that receive direct sunlight. Sometimes this can not be avoided, so there are a few other ways to protect your furniture.

day, close the blinds or draw your curtains. Window coverings can deflect and absorb the harmful UV rays from hitting your furniture and fading it. Another option to protect your furniture from sun damage is by investing in furniture coverings. If you do not want to alter the positioning of your furniture pieces, protect them by covering them. Another plus about furniture covers is that they’re easy to put on/remove and they’re washable! Also change up your room during the holidays or seasons by changing the color of your furniture cover. By just following these few tips, you’ll improve the longevity and color of your furniture.

If you have windows letting in the light, during the sunniest parts of the Source: “How to Protect Furniture from Sun Damage: Home and Garden.” Tips and Information to Improve Your World. Improving Your World. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://www.improvingyourworld.com/home/how_to_protect_furniture_from_sun_damage_004262.html>.

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Trend Report We find this very pinteresting... You may have heard about a new social media network called Pinterest. It’s becoming one of the fastest-growing networks on the Internet. What is Pinterest? According to their website, “Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.” Coaster Company has embraced Pinterest as an inspiration forum of ideas, projects, and the latest trends. Our followers can view things from color palettes for your home to illuminating lamp ideas. By repinning our posts, you can save our pins on your profile boards! You can view our Coaster profile at any time at pinterest. com/coastercompany, but if you want to Repin or Follow our boards, all you have to do is request an invite. It’s free and easy to create an account. So what are you waiting for? Log on and get inspired!

board: A board is a set of pins. A board can be created on any topic, such as Cool Posters, Recipes, or Wishlist. You can add as many pins to a board as you want. Pin: A pin is an image added to Pinterest. A pin can be a dded from a website using the Pin It button, or you can upload images from your computer. Each pin added using the Pin It button links back to the site it came from. Folllowing: “Following” means you’ll have a user’s pins on their boards shown to you in realtime on Pinterest. Like: Liking a pin adds the image to your profile’s Likes section; the image does not get added to one of your boards.

Source: “Help.” Pinterest / Getting Started. Pinterest. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://pinterest.com/about/help/>.

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Sofa & love Seat #502511-502512 89.50”/ 67.00 x 35.00” x 36.00” Oatmeal fabric

Occasional Set #701506 24.00” x 22.00” x 22.00” Cappuccino finish

Accent Chair #902015 32.00” x 32.00” x 31.00” Grey microvelvet

Floor rug #970008 5.00’ x 8.00’ Tufted Polypropylene

At Home with Coaster Swing into spring Tis the season for warm colors, flower arrangements and a lively new look in your home. Once you’ve finished your spring cleaning, give your home a spring-time look. Try to use warm, light colors such as our Norah collection (above) which is covered in a lovely oatmeal colored fabric. Warm yellows in this floor rug and wall art also add a bright touch to your room. Complement these warm hues with a rich cappuccino to give your room a finished look.

is by adding flower arrangements to your coffee table and dining table. Also, open up your room by letting fresh natural light into your room. As pictured here, you can create a simple and subtle spring room with a few warm hues and neutral colors too. You don’t have to add lots of bright colors to liven up your room. You can make your room as bold or natural as you want.

Another great way to liven up your home

Wall Art #960448 30.00”x 30.00” x 1.50” Title: A Breeze

Table Lamp #901117 15”dia. x 30.00” Table lamp with fabric shade

Bookshelf #800085 47.00” x 15.25” x 48.25” Cappuccino finish

Magazine Rack #900359 15.75” x 9.75” x 11.25” Cappuccino finish

Anytime, Anywhere. Visit us online at www.coasterfurniture.com to view our Coaster Catalog.

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How to reupholster chair cushions

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A great and easy way to add a new look to your dining room is to change the fabric of your chair cushions. Here are a few easy steps to give your dining chairs a make-over:

• Foam • Upholstery fabric • Adhesive spray

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Turn the chair over and using a screwdriver, remove the screws on the bottom of the chair that are holding the cushion in place. Most of the time, these screws are located in the corners of the chair. When all of the screws have been removed, lift the chair cushion away from the chair.

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Use a needle nose pliers and remove the staples on the bottom of the chair cushion. These staples are holding the upholstery fabric in place. When all of the staples have been removed, peel back the fabric away from the cushion.

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Remove any foam that is remaining on the chair. When this has been removed, only the bottom board of the chair will be left.

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Use the board as a guide and trace the outline of the board on a piece of foam. Cut the piece of foam along the outline.

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Spray adhesive spray on to the foam and place the foam on the chair board. Press down on the foam so that it adheres to the board.

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Place the board, foam side down, on the upholstery fabric. Bring the fabric up around the board to determine the measurements of the fabric that will be needed. The fabric should cover at least 2” of the board along the edge. Any excess fabric will be trimmed later. Using the scissors, cut the upholstery fabric to size.

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Place the board, foam side down, on the upholstery fabric. Bring the fabric up the side of the board and staple in place on the top board. Start by putting the 1st staple in the middle to hold the fabric in place. Staples should be approximately 1” from the edge of the board. Continue stapling until the 1st side is secure. Do not staple the corners at this time.

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Go to the opposite side of the board that was just stapled and repeat the same process. Then go ahead and staple the 2 remaining sides.

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Pull the fabric at the corner on to the board. Make pleats with the fabric and staple to hold the pleats in place. Repeat this for all 4 corners. After the fabric is completely stapled, use the scissors to trim away the excess upholstery fabric.

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Place the seat cushion on the chair frame. Using the screwdriver, replace the screws that hold the chair cushion in place. Repeat these steps for each chair that needs to be reupholstered.

• Staple gun and stapes • Scissors

Source: Rugnetta, Rosemary. “How to Reupholster Chair Cushions.” EHow. Demand Media, 29 July 2008. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www.ehow.com/ how_4460650_reupholster-chair-cushions.html>.

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Liberty Grey

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Color Palette of the month Country Cozy Bring life and warmth into your room with this Country Cozy color palette. The use of Buttermilk as your main light hue, complemented with this rich Wine Barrel brown is the perfect way to give your room some homey country flare. The friendliness and inviting-nature of Buttermilk is a great color to introduce into a dining room or living room. Add a splash of color to your room by adding a neutral blue such as Liberty Grey and bold hue such as Asparagus. Liberty Grey will ensue a feeling of comfort and peace, while on the contrast, Asparagus will add a playful energy to your room - without being too bold). Asparagus should be used around your room sparingly - perhaps in an accent chair or pillows, or dinnerware or a floral vase.

Anytime, Anywhere. Visit us online at www.coasterfurniture.com to view our Coaster Catalog.

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Mix & Match April showers bring may flowers Adding a floral print or pattern to your room can be just the accent you need for spring. Coaster offers a wide variety of floral options from ottomans, to wall art, to floor rugs. Having troubles placing your floral accent? First, pick a room. If you want to add a floral piece to your bedroom, try a lively bed spread, accent chair, wall art or even add a vase of fresh flowers to your dresser. If you want something for your living room, you can try a fun accent ottoman, chair, cabinet, wall art, floor rug or even a functional plant stand. And as for your dining room, go with a bright floral arrangement to place in the middle of your

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dining table, or a floor rug or wall art. From subtle to bold, find the floral piece that fits your personality and style the best.

Editorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Choice: My favorite Coaster floral furniture piece is one of our newest ottomans (pictured above). Covered in a chrysanthemum pattern in beige hues, this fun and playful ottoman is the perfect blend of subtly and texture. Adorned with one button-tuft in the center, this piece would work great in a living room or family room.

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Sources: 1. “High Point Market.” High Point Market | The World’s Home for Home Furnishings. High Point. Web. 01 Feb. 2012. <http://www. highpointmarket.org>. 2. “How to Protect Furniture from Sun Damage: Home and Garden.” Tips and Information to Improve Your World. Improving Your World. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://www.improvingyourworld.com/home/how_to_protect_furniture_from_sun_damage_004262.html>. 3. “Help.” Pinterest / Getting Started. Pinterest. Web. 20 Mar. 2012. <http://pinterest.com/about/help/>. 4. Rugnetta, Rosemary. “How to Reupholster Chair Cushions.” EHow. Demand Media, 29 July 2008. Web. 26 Mar. 2012. <http://www. ehow.com/how_4460650_reupholster-chair-cushions.html>.

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