A while ago I posted this chair before & after. This is one of two chairs I found at the bargain prize of $30 each. I refinished them and gave them new cushions. They still look good but needed a lighter look. The fabric I originally chose is a bit dark for the room. So I got my sewing machine and started the project.
I decided to go lighter and solid, this way I could use prints on the accent cushion covers and change them as I please. I love changing the house decor constantly and changing just the covers will be a lot easier.
This is the new look. The after photos show the 2nd chair which is a rocking chair. They both are very comfortable. It will be hard to replaced them. I am happy with the way they turned out 🙂
Our foyer and den have been under construction for quite a while. The reasons range between not being in the budget, to the arrival of new baby, to there is not enough hours in a day. Well, I had the idea that between baby naps I could get a stab at it and little by little it would get done. So, I decided to plaster.
My respect to plastering professionals has grown tremendously. Plastering is hard! It takes a lot of practice to get it right. It is not just putting mud and taping; it is the sanding. Oh the sanding! I had to do a lot of that to get the walls smooth. And just when I thought it was perfect and I primed the walls for painting it wasn’t. I had to put more mud, do more sanding, and use a lamp for a closer look.
I got better!
My advise for you is take your time and use a light to look for those imperfections. Trust me, they are there.
I have been working on my office nook . I already added cabinets top and bottom, but needed the top surface for the desk. I wanted it to be wood but the nook is not very deep and I would have to get a custom fit piece for the area. I didn’t want to spend too much on it, so I decided to take a different approach. I bought a door, trim and stain. The result: a fabulous desk top for less than $30.
I have been doing a lot of planting around the house. Everything looked so green that I thought it was about time to add some color, so I did. There is still a lot to go, but I am happy to see the flowers I planted a week ago blooming so beautifully.
I know it has been a while since my last post; but being a mom for a second time wasn’t as easy as I thought it would be. I am back now all recovered! andworking on making my bags so I can put out a collection. This is a preview of one of them.
This is an easy way to add some fun to your decor.
For this project I used blue, green and white foam sheets, and a round shape object. You can make it your own by choosing a different shape and/ or different colors. It all depends on your color theme. I used foam sheets, but you can use paper as well. Since my pieces are intended to be play with by my kids; foam seemed to be more durable. I used a circle template to choose the size circle I wanted; you can used any other shape to create your piece. I also cut the circles by hand to leave the edges rough.
I added a ribbon and a tea light to create a nice glow at night. Enjoy!
Things that can be done with branches from the backyard, skewers, and a can of spray paint.