Thursday, July 8, 2010
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Monday, June 28, 2010
- One charm pack with at least 40 pieces (I used Hunky Dory from Moda)
- 1 yard of 1/2 foam (best to wait when on sale or use coupon! :))
- 1/2 yard Solid backing fabric
How to make:
First lay out your charm pack squares and select 16 squares (4 squares per cushion) to be the top of your cushions. Arrange them around in the way that you would want the top of each cushion to look.
Then sew together top 2 squares & bottom 2 squares then attach both rows together & you will have the top of your cushion. Repeat more times to complete all 4 tops. (Sorry I forgot to take a picture of this step!)
For the straps, you will use 24 squares (3 for each strap). Cut all 24 squares in half (2.5x5in). Then you should arrange the fabrics as you wish and piece 3 half squares together. Repeat process 15 more times. You should have 16 straps (4 for each chair).
Friday, June 25, 2010
I knew I'd be decorating Fritter's "big" girl room when we moved in our new house, so I wanted to make an initial platter to hang over her bed!
So I sprayed painted it a fun pink color:
and it came out like this:
Friday, June 18, 2010
First you get an old (hopefully hand-me down) coffee table.
Then you can spray paint the legs if you need too, since we were putting it in Fritter's room with white furniture, I went with spray painting them white.
Then you need to drill 3 evenly placed holes on the top of the coffee table:
Then lay down 1 inch thick foam batting on top of the coffee table & trim with scissors to fit the table.
Then lay your fabric choice (about 1 1/2 yards) on top of the batting.
Then get your trusty stapler gun & begin tucking fabric under table & stapling into place.
Continue to staple all the way around until you have it completely covered!
Then get 3 matching buttons & thread & begin sewing buttons on in order to "tuft" your stool.
Then add a few stuffed animals, a lamp, & books and you have a great little reading nook! :-)
Here's a close up of the bench.
So go snag up an old coffee table & get to covering! :-)