Thursday, April 28, 2011

Spring Wreath

I made a new Spring Wreath for about $4.  I got the picks from the Dollar Tree and the ribbon and wreath I already had.  It's very Eastery, but I think I'll keep it up til summer.  Happy Spring ya'll.

 I love the Dollar Tree.  They have some of the cutest things.  Can you see the eggs in the bow?
 I added one of my bunnies to the pot of Pansies on my front porch.  It use to be in my house until one of the kids broke the foot off of him.  He was too cute to throw away,but I hate broken things so I think I found the perfect spot for it.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Chair Slipcover

See this sad, but oh soo comfy chair.  I didn't realize it looked as bad as it does, anyway I have already upholstered it once and in the process I realized I never want to do that again.  So after four years I had to make a change.  And I really didn't want to get a new chair.  These really are perfect in size and comfort.  So I bought a slipcover from J C Penny and it looks like this.

I am not a fan.  They're way to big so I'm constantly having to readjust them.  Like I need one more thing to do.  It's just really sloppy.  And thought he color is perfect for four kids I have two brown leather sofas and it's just too much brown. 

See sloppy.  I don't likey.

So after I meet a brilliant woman named Miss Mustard Seed and she did a wonderful series on how to make slipcovers I was giddy with excitement.  I got to work right away.  And now my sad, but oh so comfy chair looks like this.  It wasn't easy and it's definitely not perfect, but I'm so proud of it and the fact that I did it myself.  And it's much better than any of the before mentioned options.  Here are a few steps along the way.

 This was me adding the ruffle on the bottom.
 The ties I added in the back for closure and to keep it fitted.  I used two different ribbons because I didn't have enough of one.
 Finished project.
I just love the look of it.  And as I said it's not perfect, but it was my first attempt and I love how it looks. 

I used painters drop cloths purchased from Lowe's.  Now I have to get started on the second one.  I can't wait and I think I have learned a lot and it should be easier with fewer mistakes.  There are lots of others to check out at Miss Mustard Seed so go on over and enjoy.