So hard to believe but I am only three steps away from finishing my chair! I hear angels singing and there is a special light shining over my home. The last three steps are adding the trim around the edges where I want nail heads, adding the bottom, called cambric, and the finishing nail heads. I’m saving the… Continue reading
I’m at the part where the end is more than in sight, its really right around the corner. And what you would think would be the easy part became a slight frustration – not because the process itself was hard but rather just getting everything just right.
Have you ever been so close you can taste it? Well, that is where I am at. I’m so close to finishing my reupholstering project of this old channel back chair that I can taste it. But there’s still some major elements that need to be done. And one of them is today’s post. The last two visible… Continue reading
Not so long ago I got it into my head that I wanted to update my office. There are a lot of projects that I am working on. But one that was fast and easy to get done was my fabric covered bulletin board. I started with a previous DIY bulletin board I’d made a few years ago, added fabric… Continue reading
If your child ever asks you “why do I have to take math? I will never use it.”, you can turn to them and say, “Well if you ever want to upholster a chair, then you need math.” Okay, odds are they probably won’t be reupholstering a chair but I can honestly say that making these channels sent me straight… Continue reading
It’s starting to look pretty now. It’s hard to believe I’m finally getting to add fabric to my chair. It’s been a slow process but it has all been worth it. Adding finish fabric has been the best feeling ever! It’s like starting to get the wonderful feeling of accomplishment, of being on the road to done.
The nice thing… Continue reading
I love taking things that are designed for one thing and using them for a completely different purpose. Old cashew containers for storage jars. Shoe boxes for filing greeting cards and thank you notes. Wall curtains for upholstery of desk chairs and kitchen chairs. And my latest…shower curtains for wall curtains.
So I have the worst lighting in my… Continue reading
With the seat covered and stuffed in muslin, it’s time to move to the next most important cushy part, which has got to be the arms. My tush needs a soft but firm place to rest. The right height, the right knee placement, and the right wiggle – you know the right amount of wiggle to settle in comfy without… Continue reading
I have been on a mission since this time last year to get my house organized and in order. Its a slow but steady process. Our move in to our new home two years ago come July was an interesting mix of take time to fix up the house and then a grand fast dump of everything into it.… Continue reading
Its kind of a proud momma moment. You know where your child has hit some milestone. One that everyone knows is a significant accomplishment. First steps. First word. First day of school. That’s kind of how this moment feels. I have moved from foundational work to stuffing and muslin. It’s starting to look AND feel like a chair again! I’m… Continue reading