Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Ottoman Redo!

(Ready for a lengthy post? Don’t worry there are tons of pics ;^)

Hey! So it’s time to share what I got for mother’s day:

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Hey now, don’t judge, she has good cushions (and I asked for her) and she was only 20 bux on craigslist! Score! The fact that the cushions (under the hideous fabric) are in such great shape was huge for me because foam is uber expensive.

First things first I ripped her apart, and man all of those staples!

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The fabric I got to cover her was a red micro-suede and I bought (3 or 4 I can’t remember) yards for 12 bux and have a tonnnn left over! Can you believe it? It matches my red sofa (which you can see here)exactly!



So I just wrapped and stapled the fabric! Simple as that, I did pull out the corners and sew them so the fabric wouldn’t rip, then tucked them back in and closed the seam with iron on tape (does this make sense).


I also added upholstery nails down the side to give it a little something extra.

I will be replacing the legs eventually just so it sits a little higher off of the ground.





This was in a way a two part transformation, of the ottoman, and of this wall in my living room:

BEFORE: (sorry it’s Blurry)






Yay I love it! And this is the best place to sit and read! To see how I did the shelves above click here. And you see the picture of my daughter? Well remember how we made the mat out of her old dress? If you missed it then click here!

Get your craft on Thurs.
Transformation Thursday
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Thursday, May 6, 2010

Decorative Wall Shelf

Hey! I know, I know, it’s been about a week since my last post and I use to post at least four times a week… But finals, my ex-boss calling me in to do work for him (which is very much appreciated, who couldn’t use extra $$$) and more finals. Oh and did I mention my grams (the best Grams ever) is having a triple bypass  tomorrow? Yup, and she is in her mid 60’s, young!  So needless to say I am wound up tight… Everyone pray for a successful surgery please!


Onto my project, I got these gold shelves from my grams.


And ever since I had done my wall art with Veda's old Easter dress I knew this wall needed to be dressed up to compliment the picture. But this gold was wayyyyyy to bright. So I pulled out my fav thing, crackled spray paint!!! Does anyone use this anymore? I am and forever will be in love with it, I have an end table I used it on as well… So a quick and easy application of crackle spray paint later,



LOVEloveLOVElove! I pulled some accessories from around the house, the shelf with the cross still needs some work, but not bad for using what I had lying around! I also rubbed a bit of the antique bronze acrylic glaze on, it is not super noticeable, but it pulled in the browns from my picture frame a bit.

(Please excuse the bad pic, I literally just finished and it’s midnight)



SO I am in love, and I think they work well with my frame that I love, what do you think?

And do you know what is underneath these wall decorations??? Only my mothers day present, but that, will have to wait for another post because I am still tweaking it! (Am I the only one who asks for “project” related things for mothers day?)

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