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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 27, 2011 10:35:32 AM
Thanks so much everyone! I appreciate the love! Smiley
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 09, 2011 02:01:05 PM
Well thank you all so much!

As for reupholstering taking patience: That's an understatement! And I definitely dont have patience lmao!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 07, 2011 10:49:03 AM
Thanks again, everyone! I really love all the comments! Smiley


mrs17- I have no training at all! Smiley I would love to take classes, but as of right now there's no plans for that. I didn't use ANY special tools! I googled for basic techniques and decided that a pair of wire clippers and a flat head screw driver were good enough to remove all of the tacks (worked like a charm too!), and then I DID at first buy new tacks to replace them but the store didn't have enough so I ended up scrapping that idea. For the ones I did replace, I didn't use a rubber mallet. I took my regular hammer and taped a few layers of scrap fabric to the head of it and hammered them in place. To my surprise, that also worked! It didn't damage the tacks at all.

As for the age- it's not actually that old! I don't know the age for sure, it's been thrifted and yard saled often I think. My mom's had it for at least 7 or 8 years. The overall value of it is no more than $80 I believe.

busy_lizzy- I opted not to do the new tacks, I couldn't get enough from the local store and ultimately I would have ended up spending over $100 on tacks alone- which was not part of my plan Wink I attached the fabric with my trusty staple gun
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 06, 2011 06:57:36 AM
I want this chair!!!! Just sayin'... Grin You did an awesome job!

Thank you very much! Smiley

It looks so nice. I would be scared to sit in it. Very elegant.

I was! lol! I did give it a try though and it's actually very comfortable! But for now it's going to live in the corner of the dining room, without any butts visiting it for awhile! Wink haha
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 05, 2011 06:52:10 PM
Aww thanks! Smiley Much appreciated it! I'm glad you all like it as much as I do!
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 05, 2011 05:31:27 PM
Chair really didn't have any value Wink

Thanks everyone! My mom loves it now- even joked that she should take it back!
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Antique chair: Reupholstered! on: July 05, 2011 04:57:57 PM
My mom has had this chair for YEARS and I have been dying to get my hands on it! I knew I could really dress it up... and finally she gave it to me and I gave it a go!

Basically just ripped it down to the base and built it back up again!

Here is the before:




And here it is after!!


I am in LOVE with this chair! It was worth all the pain in my hands from ripping the hundreds of nails out! Wink
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Kitchen: From bland and boring to bright and cheery! on: May 12, 2011 11:38:05 AM
So I moved in with my wonderful boyfriend in October last year... he's a great guy, but his entire house was a sea of tan. So bland and so... boring!

He's on deployment right now and to pass the time I decided I'd do the projects him and I had planned.

Before kitchen: Tan walls, brown valance, and "lovely" FAKE autumn foliage on top of the counters. You could even see the Michaels price tag still attached to them!

View from the living room:


Close up of stove area, we were photoshopping tiles onto the backsplash:


And here's the after (so far!):


Close up of same spot


I took down the hideous garland and bought cheap vases from the thrift store (YAY FOR UPCYCLING!), and painted them white. I wanted them to look like milk glass. I got all kinds of shapes and sizes, and they look great! I didn't get a picture of the left wall but there are 3 more on the other side as well.
The valance got bumped to a new home in the bathroom, and I made a new one from clearance material. The knick knacks were all cheap too: there's a bird in a birdcage candle holder you can't see too well. I got it from Michaels and sprayed it white to match. The creamer and sugar containers on the stove were 60 cents each at Michaels! The star came from JoAnn's for less than $10.

Super cheap re-do but made a world of difference! We are still going to replace the counter top and tile the back but that'll wait for awhile!

Smiley
9  POTTERY, CERAMICS, POLYMER CLAY / Polymer Clay: Completed Projects / Re: pinocchio tutorial on: May 11, 2011 12:14:19 PM
Oh my gosh, that's wonderful! I recognized the puppet immediately, back in the day I was a HUGE Jonathan Taylor Thomas fan so of course I loved the live action Pinocchio he was in!

Awesome job! You're amazing!
10  COOKING / Dessert / Re: Autumny Caramel Apples on: November 25, 2010 05:42:38 AM
Yummy! These look great!
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