There's no better excuse for me to finish up some little homey projects than company coming over. Late tonight we get to see Dylan's brother, Morgan, and family (including our adorable nieces woohoo). They'll all be staying here for a few days. Needless to say, there are little-girl craft plans in the works. Morgan just finished a tour in Afghanistan and we are super happy to have him back home with his family.
Anyway, I got a yard of some yummy fabric from Ikea last week with the plan of recovering this chair-
It was a $2 garage sale find. I thought it had potential. It's really sturdy metal but the fabric on it is some sort of itchy blue burlappy stuff with stains here and there. So I took the cushions off (with Tuzy the Wonder Fluff standing by in case I was in need of any assistance).
That was easy. Gave it a scrub.
The blue fabric is held on with staples, but I didn't have the right kind, so I just used high-temp hot glue. Worked just fine and dandy.
Trimmed up the fabric as I went along.
Then put it all back together.
The whole thing took about an hour, and cost less than $7!
AND I had enough fabric left over to make the front of a big ole pillow. The pillow back is just cheaper cotton fabric that I already had.
And what's ONE pillow without a friend? So I made another. And another.
An inexpensive black cover, and a crappy old futon gets a new life in the studio.
Now I'm off to do less fun stuff, like laundry.
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What's your least favorite chore?