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Friday, March 15, 2013
Monday, March 11, 2013
A few weeks ago, a friend of mine asked me to do a project with her. She wanted to redo her kitchen chairs. Well. You know me. A DIY project? When do we start!!?
After a trip to the fabric store and to Home Depot for some spray paint... we changed these 80's dingy metal chairs..
Into these stylish and updated chairs!
Pretty fun, right?
Here's the before again.
All we had to do was unscrew the pieces from the metal.
Spray paint the frames.
And reupholster the cushions. The top pieces I took apart and used the existing pieces as a pattern on the new fabric (so a little sewing was involved). And the bottom pieces we simply stripped and recovered.
I love the fabric she chose. Gorgeous!
Such a difference! What do you think?
P.S. You guys totally got a little peak of our basement finishing project just now. Orange walls? Yes, I did. And guess what? We are soo close to the end... and then the projects can start flowing again. YAY!
Hope you have a great day!!
Tuesday, March 5, 2013
Friday, March 1, 2013
Happy Friday, everyone!
As I said before, our basement is still being worked on (painting starts today!!), so my craft supplies are stored up... awaiting my return. Which I cannot wait for!
But that doesn't mean the kids crafts aren't happening.
With my daughter at school, it leaves a lot of time for me and my boys. And now that they're 3, crafting is a little easier and funner for them.
The boys like doing crafts, just not as much as my daughter, which is fine. So I figured I'd make it a little more enjoyable with some 'boy-friendly' ideas... like skateboards!!
Here's what you need:
white glue (or a stapler)
toilet paper/paper towel cardboard rolls
cardboard or sturdy paper
stickers, markers, embellishments of your choice
First off, make your 'wheels' by cutting your cardboard roll into 4 1-1/12" inch pieces.
Trace a skateboard shape on to your cardboard piece, like so.
Then cut it out.
Now for the fun part.. decorate it!
Once you're happy with your board decor, get your white glue ready.
And add 4 blobs for each wheel.
Press each one on and let it dry.
Believe me, they loved them so much they wanted to try to ride them themselves.
A perfect craft for boys (and girls too!).
And have a great weekend.