Monday, July 15, 2013

Make "something" Monday!

Chevron pillows to go with the chairs! :-)

Very simple, but can't go wrong with pillows! I got my sewing machine out for the first time in a long time and sewed the four corners around and then stitched up the side I stuffed the pillow in.

Happy Monday friends! :-) 

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Tackle "Something" Tuesday!

Tuesday's are mommy's day to work on anything I want to get done! Hadley goes to daycare one day a week in the summer, which I love and Hadley loves going and playing with the kids!

I had to go to menards to return something and I needed to spend some store credit so I got to the paint and decide! I am going to paint the bathroom!

So I went bold! The color is "Burning Bush" with Delicate White for the stripes!

It is a work in progress but hope to accomplish more tomorrow!

I'm tired of painting for the night!

Check it out!


I am really lucky to have such wonderful people in my life and called up a good friend and she came over to help, not really knowing what I had in store for her today! :-)

We painted red!

Then I cut out the bottom of a box to make a grid with chalk on this wall of the bathroom.

I used one of the top of the box to cut out the perfect shape to trace straight lines inside the box and alternated every other row of boxes.

Then we were going to put tape on but realized that the paint would seep through the tape so we decided to free hand the white lines! YIKES!!!

Here is the first coat for tonight!

I will wipe away all the chalk lines and touch up the lines, but more to come at a later date!!

Happy Tackle me Tuesday! :-)


Hope everyone is gearing up for the 4th of JULY!!!
Monday, July 1, 2013

Make something Monday!

Welcome Summer and July 1st!

Today is the first day of July and a Monday so it's make something Monday! :-)

Every get tired of your old chairs? Do you sometimes feel like they need a face life?

Well you too can give those old chairs a kick-to-the-curb! Haha or so to speak!

You could revamp your old ones, but I picked these up in a little thrift shop for $5 bucks each! Yay for a good deal and people who are willing to bargain with you! :-) I talked her down $3 bucks!

Next step for me is to go to my MIL's because she is the best and I love her so! :-) On my way I picked up fabric from Hancock's today that was 40% off!!! I also had my educator's discount card which means another 15%!

Whoop!! Whoop!!! :-)

Then I unscrewed the cushions from the bottom of the chair. And just lifted them out!

 I used a flathead and pliers to take out the staples on the old cushions and take the old fabric off. Which then left you with the old batting.

I pulled it off and had to use pliers in some parts because it had been stapled to the wood as well.

I bought these cushions for $5 bucks each! So just use the wood from the seat and use sharpie to trace around the cushion and cut it out with a knife!

Now time to paint the chairs! I wanted mine to be white!

Which my MIL basically did because my little munchkin was trying to eat the paint and go down concrete steps, so I kept her occupied while she painted and sanded the crevices of the chair.

Then, we cut out the fabric we wanted large enough so that we had enough room to staple under the bottom of the board. 

Using some foam spray adhesive my MIL sprayed it to the foam and then we jointly had to place the fabric down due to the wind. We stapled the fabric all around the bottom of the cushion and screwed it back into the bottom of the chair!

So BA... BOOM!!! 

And one with the muchkin that we had to work around today! :-) Love her little self! :-)

Look at that look! She played hard today & had a blast but this girl never stops moving! :-)

Now, the final picture of the chairs in their new home!!

And the flower arrangement my husband put together last night! He is so creative! :-)

So there you have it revamp of chairs total costs....

Cushions.....................$10 (you wouldn't need to buy cushions, but I wanted something more comfy!)

And Ta! Da!!! New kitchen chairs! :-)

Happy Monday!