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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: Re-upholstered mystery chair on: July 05, 2009 09:36:19 PM
The chair has this tag under the cushion:

It looks like a regular armchair, then the head rest pops out when the back is pushed back.

Thanks for all the kind feedback!
2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re-upholstered mystery chair on: July 05, 2009 08:27:14 AM
We were either going to send this chair to the dump or I was going to ruin it taking it apart, so it was a win-win scenario.  The foam was dientigrating.  But it's a very groovy chair, what with the mystery and all.


I had the upholstery samples (free) and spent about $60 in foam and batting from Hancock, who was having a foam sale the day I went shopping!

I took TONS of photos as I went and documented every part so I could figure out how to get it all back together.  Here are the results.  Please bear in mind I have never done any of this before, so my edges and piping are lumpy and bumpy and wonky, but I can accept it with the hodgey-podgyness of the chair.

The hardest part of this was removing a million staples and, surprisingly to me, the seat cushion.  I did that last, so maybe I was just burning out on the project.  It took about 10 days of fairly consistent work.  We also got a new tool out of this project, the pneumatic staple gun, which was absolutely necessary to penetrate the strange plastic frame.

Thanks for looking!
3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Re: hand made rugs LOTS of pics on: May 01, 2009 06:01:36 PM
Gasp- they are exquisite!  I wish wool fabric was as plentiful as it used to be.  Let her know she is absolutely amazing!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Discussion and Questions / How to sew leather on: November 02, 2008 05:13:59 PM

I made off with 100+  5"x7" and 6"x8" leather samples from an interior decorator who is going out of business, all upholstery grade fabric.  I also have an old sewing machine from the 50's that I have sewn upholstery projects with, but is it leather-sturdy?

 Can anyone direct me to a place where I can find out how to join all these fabulous leather rectangles into a solid piece to make . . . . . ?   . . . . .the leather slipcover of my dreams? . . a funkadelic coat? . . . bedspread?

I hope someone can help!  Thanks so much!

5  HOME SWEET HOME / Exterior Decorating / Yard Art / Gardening: Discussion and Questions / How to replace the sling in a sling chair cheap? on: April 19, 2008 07:30:14 AM
My husband and I just got a handed down patio set and two of the slings on the sling chairs are ripped.  Searching on line only found $60 replacement slings--too much.  Has anyone replaced a sling with something from the fabric store?

These chairs have aluminum frames and the slings are held in place with a spline.


6  CLOTHING / Clothing: Discussion and Questions / Altering off the rack waistlines on: February 23, 2008 05:06:51 PM
Does anyone know a good site for a how-to on taking in waistbands?  If the pants fit my hips, they gap in the back.  I pretty much only buy thrift store clothes and I'm reluctant to pay to have it done.


7  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Rainbow Bright and the color kids on: October 30, 2007 07:43:22 PM
Here's our band costume from last year.  I wanted both boys to be girls, but John insisted on being Red Butler.  Here we are, from left to right, Red Butler, Violet, Rainbow Bright (my hubby), and Patty O'Green (that's me).  I sewed Red's cape, Rainbow's skirt, the shoulder poof-straps, belts, sleeves and leggings (fabric store stuff) to altered thrift store finds, and Erin (Violet) made the yarn wigs, which really should be an entry all their own - they were hard.  I ironed on the rainbow from a printer thingy.

I missedout on posting it for the contest last year, and thought I'd do it just before the 31st this year.

Sarah, who had no costume this year
2006 - Patty O'Green
2005 - cereal character "Quisp"
2004 - we were all 4 Abraham Lincoln
2003 - biblical extras from the movies
8  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: YIP YIP YIP YIP...UH HUH, UH HUH! on: October 30, 2007 07:42:39 PM
Bravo!  I love them!

9  Halloween / Halloween Decor and Parties / Re: Halloween Cupcakes - mummy-licious! on: October 30, 2007 07:41:56 PM
These are great - how clever!

10  Halloween / Halloween Costumes / Re: Adult Costume: Pretty, Pretty Peacock on: October 30, 2007 07:40:16 PM
Wow, good job!  It (and you) look Fabuloso!

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