I have something I'm a LOT more excited about, though!
Remember when I did the crappy mock-up, and mentioned that I wanted to reupholster my slipper chairs with a green fabric?
I DID IT!
I started out with the striped, matchy-matchy chairs from Target
But... these chairs weren't in the best shape.
I don't really know if that's bananas, but it sounded better than the general "stain" label. And these chairs have been used as a scratching post by my fat cat, so they were scratched up and seams were coming apart because of it. Just.. not pretty..
Come, these curtains that I bought from Goodwill on 1/2 price day.
Yep! Totally changed the look of these chairs for $7. Well, $9, total, but I'll get to the other $2 in a sec.
I reupholstered these using almost the same technique that I'd posted about here. The biggest difference was that I didn't use fabric glue this time. And I left the original fabric on because I didn't have much faith in myself. Wanted to be able to remove everything if it came out looking like crap.
Instead of gluing down the back of the chair and pinning, I bought some metal tack strips from a local upholstery shop for 50 cents each (the other $2 of my $9 makeover). There aren't any pictures of the strips before I wrapped them in fabric because... Well, I have no idea why. These things were scary, and I was sure I was going to impale myself on them... but here are some to give you a picture of what they look like and how they're used.
(do you see the size of those teeth? Torture device!)
So you fold the fabric over the strip, and press the teeth through it
I also sewed the front seams, instead of just folding them like in my first post. To do this, I laid the fabric inside-out on the chair and pinched the fabric right at the corner and pinned. Then I just sewed right where I pinned the fabric.
Resulting in this.
Finally, I was inspired by my pretty new chairs to sew some pillows for them! This pillow was sewn loosely following these directions... (taking like 3 hours!!!!)
And I have to say, it feels SO. GOOD. to have a "big" project checked off the living room to-do list! I figured out which wall color I want for the game board wall, too! So I feel like the living room will be in "after" state before I know it! YAY!
What did YOU do over the weekend? Any furniture make-overs? Paint decisions? New banana stains? :-p