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Wednesday, May 25, 2011

A month full of projects- COMPLETED!!!

Hello, all my blogging friends. I know I have been MIA, but it's only because I have been working so dilligently. I have fun photos to share of projects completed.

Chalkboard Canisters.  Classic and fun.


Picture Frame Chalkboards.  Who would have thought chalkboards could be so stylin'.

Fancy Fancy Chalkboard. Made from an antique picture frame.

I love this guy.  He is a rugged blue and will be a cute addition to any room.

Close up of the top.  He is smoking HOT.

REMEMBER THIS GUY?



BEFORE. Drab and very outdated.

AFTER.  I took a chance and went two tone on the fabrics.

Handsome and comfortable to sit in.
Hope everyone has a great day! Thanks for stopping by.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Loveseat Reinvented!!!

Does anyone else have a couch like this?  Ya know, the kind that is structurally sound, but is so dirty and gross you wouldn't even give it to a college student.  We bought this couch and a matching loveseat about 10 years ago and it has taken a beating ever since. I wanted a change, but didn't want to spend any money. So, I decided to do an experiment on the loveseat.






 
Shauna removed the sewn on cushions.  I thought,  what do I have to lose!!! So I did the same thing.  I started by taking out all of the batting around the loveseat's arms and back.  I recycled that batting and made custom pillows to put back on the loveseat when it was complete.




After I was done removing the batting, there was a lot of loose fabric, so I simply cut it off.  Now my loveseat looks like this:



I made a custom slipcover out of dropcloth. I used a red king sized sham to make custom piping.  Now my loveseat looks like this:



I absolutely love it!  And what's really great, it is really comfortable and it has updated our look.  So here is the lesson I learned.  USE WHAT YOU GOT AND MAKE IT HOT!!!






BEFORE




AFTER




 

HAPPY MONDAY!!!