Monday, July 21, 2014

One Creative Thing- Reupholstering

You guys, I love the days that I am super productive. I also love lazy days, but this weekend we were do'ers. And I was oh so excited about it.

I made this, over the winter, embarrassingly over six months ago during a Do It Herself Workshop at our local Home Depot. I was really proud of myself, I conquered nail guns and other power tools and had a blast. But it sat unfinished forever. So when Josh and I were running errands, I asked him if we could make a quick stop to Resource Warehouse, my favorite gallery/thriftstore/craft supplier. Seriously, if you live in the area, do yourself a favor and go. It is magical. I got the foam for this project (with enough to do another project) for 3 dollars!! Then used fabric that I already had to cover the foam that I stapled down with a staple gun.

I took the bottom part outside for two layers of staining, and left it sitting overnight to dry.

 It now sits in the living room, serving as a storage unit to lamps and a few framed pictures we haven't hung. But it will also serve as extra seating for girl's nights or couple's game night. It also reminds me slightly of the mushroom from Mario... imagine it with red.

Our next project was a bit more ambitious, and it was the major ugly elephant in our bedroom. Josh had it previously before we got married and through the years it got stained and looked even worse.

                                                                 See what I mean?
Josh hated it too, so we decided to give it a makeover. I found this tutorial on YouTube on how to reupholster an ottoman, we decided to skip the buttons for the sake of our sanity.

We removed all of the staples (that was the most arduous task) and took off the old fabric (Don't let this picture fool you, I did help!)

Then I used the staple gun to put on the new fabric, which was 2 dollars a yard for this fabric, making it a 6 dollar project!!

Our next project is this chair, and I am really nervous because I have no idea how to go about it, any pointers? * The sides and the whole back of the chair are missing fabric.

 What have you been making this week? Hope it is off to a great start!


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