A Crafts Community For Craft Ideas & DIY Projects - Craftster.org
Help | About | Contact | Press | Advertise | Terms | Site Map
Welcome, Guest.
Please login or register.
Random Tip: Need help? Click the HELP link at the top of the screen to read the docs or ask at the Help Desk.
Total Members: 297,519
Currently Running With Scissors:
684 Guests and 26 Users
Home Craftster Community Crafting Articles Craft Tutorials My Craftster Crafting Calendar City Guides Craft Shop


Pages: 1 [2] 3 4  All
Jump to page:
  Show Images Only     Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
Topic: Gave my couch a face-lift! Now on correct board!  (Read 9435 times)
Tags for this thread:  Add new tag
Share the love... Pin it Submit to reddit add to Wists
1+
 
flying_babyb
Monkey Queen
Offline Offline

Posts: 1388
Joined: 18-Feb-2006

Monkey QUEEN


View Profile
« Reply #10 on: April 29, 2006 11:42:36 AM »

Very nice. how did you get the front arm center peice to stay on? my sis and i are looking at doing this to mine. Did you use uplostry (misspelled) fabric?
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Monkey girl
kymporter
One day sock monkeys will take over the world... make sure you're on their side!
Offline Offline

Posts: 328
Joined: 08-May-2005

I am indeed Vada's mom!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #11 on: May 03, 2006 10:05:05 AM »

is your daughter's name VADA?! like "my girl", vada? how awesome! i love that movie. if you have no idea what i'm talking about, ignore me. lol.


i love the couch! it looks like a face, with the two black pillows as eyes, is that on purpose?

I do know what you are talking about, I love that movie.  My grandmother's name is Vada and that's where my daughter gets her name.  I think it is really cool that most people remember the name Vada from that movie.  I love the name.  My grandmother hates it!  LOL

I didn't do the round pillows as intentional eyes.. but now that you mention it.. they do kinda look like they are!  lol!   Grin
« Last Edit: May 03, 2006 10:14:46 AM by kymporter » THIS ROCKS   Logged

SWI: Sewing While Intoxicated
kymporter
One day sock monkeys will take over the world... make sure you're on their side!
Offline Offline

Posts: 328
Joined: 08-May-2005

I am indeed Vada's mom!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #12 on: May 03, 2006 10:10:52 AM »

Love the couch!  But how did you "Vada" proof the couch?  I have little girl on the way and have been stewing over how to "Kira" proof my coffee table and a few other pieces of furniture, and would love to know how you did it.

I took little strips of cardboard the length of the coffee table, stapled the fabric to the underside of the strips, then laid the fabric pattern side down on the table and stapled the strips of coardboard down (that gave me a straight line to work with), after the strips were stapled down, I turned the coffee table on it's top, stretched the material as I stuffed it with poly-fil, and stapled it to the bottom of the coffee table.  I'm not really good at explaining myself, so I could try and take pics of a similar process to show you.  The "Vada proofing" has definitely helped.  Now that she can walk, and when she stumbles and falls into it, it is padded, no sharp corners!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SWI: Sewing While Intoxicated
kymporter
One day sock monkeys will take over the world... make sure you're on their side!
Offline Offline

Posts: 328
Joined: 08-May-2005

I am indeed Vada's mom!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #13 on: May 03, 2006 10:13:06 AM »

Very nice. how did you get the front arm center peice to stay on? my sis and i are looking at doing this to mine. Did you use uplostry (misspelled) fabric?

I actually hot glued the front arm pieces back on after I had the fabric stapled to the particle board cut outs.  I did use upholstery fabric.  It was a really fun project.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

SWI: Sewing While Intoxicated
atomictangerine
« Reply #14 on: May 03, 2006 11:19:00 AM »

Wow, I LOVE that fabric! It's funky, but not over-the-top. The couch looks great!
THIS ROCKS   Logged
kymporter
One day sock monkeys will take over the world... make sure you're on their side!
Offline Offline

Posts: 328
Joined: 08-May-2005

I am indeed Vada's mom!


View Profile WWW
« Reply #15 on: May 03, 2006 11:25:27 AM »

Thanks for all the compliments.  The fabric is called candyland tootsie roll... I bought it at: http://www.fashionfabricsclub.com/catalog_itemdetail.aspx?ItmID=D5227
« Last Edit: May 03, 2006 11:28:03 AM by kymporter » THIS ROCKS   Logged

SWI: Sewing While Intoxicated
mrs_cunningham
« Reply #16 on: August 22, 2006 07:13:06 AM »

thats ADORABLE. i wish i could make my couch pretty as your's..but i dont think i could ever do that. heh i can't even do my computer chair cuz i have no clue where to even start!
THIS ROCKS   Logged

Can't wait to meet my little man! 10-11-10! <3
peardream
« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2006 10:17:53 AM »

I am unable to see the pictures Embarrassed but I checked out the fabric link.  It's awesome!

I'm wanting to redo my couch too.  how many yards did it take to do yours?
THIS ROCKS   Logged
hotpinkpen
« Reply #18 on: August 22, 2006 08:59:09 PM »

Wow do I LOVE that couch. It gives me hope that I can re-do my ugly one.
THIS ROCKS   Logged
craftylittlemonkey
"Be yourself, everyone else is already taken." Oscar Wilde
Offline Offline

Posts: 6067
Joined: 03-Jun-2006


View Profile WWW
« Reply #19 on: August 22, 2006 09:18:49 PM »

what the heck? no pic shows up for me either. huh.
THIS ROCKS   Logged

The bad news: There is no key to happiness.
The good news: It isn't locked.
Threads you might like:
Pages: 1 [2] 3 4  All Jump to page:
  Send this topic  |  Print  |  Bookmark  
 
Jump to:  



FacebookTwitterPinterest
only results with images
include swap threads
advanced search



your ad could be here!

How-To Videos
How Permanence Shapes Creative Career Choices
Finding Joy in Affecting How Others See the World
Doug Jaeger on How Art Projects Become Creative Careers
Doug Jaeger on Learning Storytelling Skills to Sell Concepts and Ideas
Teaching Art Students Creative Career Skills
Latest Blog Articles
@Home This Weekend: Seed Packet Gifts
Cooking: Honey Month
September 19th - Talk Like a Pirate Day!

Comparison Shopping




Support Craftster
Become a
Friend of Craftster

Buy Craftster Swag
Buy Craft Supplies
Comparison Shopping

Craftster heartily thanks the following peeps...
Moderators

Follow Craftster...






Powered by MySQL Powered by PHP Powered by SMF 1.1.11 | SMF © 2006-2009, Simple Machines LLC
SimplePortal 2.3.5 © 2008-2012, SimplePortal
Valid XHTML 1.0! Valid CSS!

Copyright ©2003-2014, Craftster.org an Internet Brands company.