Friday, January 30, 2009

Dining Room Chairs...

Recovered Dining Room Chairs

Materials:
  1. Fabric
  2. Chairs
  3. Staple Gun
  4. Scissors
  5. Pliers

Pics:
left: After

right: Before

There were a million staples in there, I only did about 3 on each side for mine.


More pics: http://public.fotki.com/knwill/me-/me_pers...y/craft_bastard

Dining Room Chairs...

Recovered Dining Room Chairs

Materials:
  1. Fabric
  2. Chairs
  3. Staple Gun
  4. Scissors
  5. Pliers

Pics:
left: After

right: Before

There were a million staples in there, I only did about 3 on each side for mine.


More pics: http://public.fotki.com/knwill/me-/me_pers...y/craft_bastard

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Mid Century Modern Living



Here is my Domino magazine deco file, for my mid-century modern living inspirations.

Mid Century Modern Living



Here is my Domino magazine deco file, for my mid-century modern living inspirations.

Friday, January 16, 2009

Robots!!!

My son loves two things, well actually he loves lots of things, but two of his favorites are ROBOTS and ROCKET SHIPS! So, imagine my sheer joy when I first saw David Walker's new Robots fabric collections, which marries my son's favorite things! So, this will be the theme of the Big Boy Room! I also just found a tutorial (with pictures, because I'm a visual learner) of how to make a fitted sheet! So, I plan on creating a fitted sheet, comforter, and pillows out of this lovely and apropos fabric for my little munchkin!



From top to bottom:

  • Stripes in Red
  • Robots, Rockets, & Planets in Blue
  • Rockets in Ivory
  • Rockets in Orange
  • Robots in Ivory



Robots!!!

My son loves two things, well actually he loves lots of things, but two of his favorites are ROBOTS and ROCKET SHIPS! So, imagine my sheer joy when I first saw David Walker's new Robots fabric collections, which marries my son's favorite things! So, this will be the theme of the Big Boy Room! I also just found a tutorial (with pictures, because I'm a visual learner) of how to make a fitted sheet! So, I plan on creating a fitted sheet, comforter, and pillows out of this lovely and apropos fabric for my little munchkin!







From top to bottom:



  • Stripes in Red
  • Robots, Rockets, & Planets in Blue
  • Rockets in Ivory
  • Rockets in Orange
  • Robots in Ivory







Monday, January 12, 2009

Target Sells Wallpaper!!

Who knew that Target sold wallpaper now? Not I, until I read about it on AT. We had a wallpapered "feature wall" when we moved into our home and I just took it down right before Christmas. Should I paint or re-wallpaper?

Lookey Here:



Target Sells Wallpaper!!

Who knew that Target sold wallpaper now? Not I, until I read about it on AT. We had a wallpapered "feature wall" when we moved into our home and I just took it down right before Christmas. Should I paint or re-wallpaper?

Lookey Here:



Floor Pillows for the Big Boy Room?

The idea was inspired by Amenity's cutie-patootie floor pillows, however $110 is a bit pricey ($77 on sale).

Floor Pillows for the Big Boy Room?

The idea was inspired by Amenity's cutie-patootie floor pillows, however $110 is a bit pricey ($77 on sale).

Sunday, January 11, 2009

January Jumpstart Project#1

I am so psyched I just finished my first January Jumpstart project: Throw Pillows! Here's the nitty gritty on the project:

Materials:
  • sewing machine
  • fabric (Joel Dewberry's Ginseng Line: Orchid in Chocolate and Geo in Rust)
  • thread
  • re-used pillow stuffing from old throw pillows
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Time: 1hr. 15minutes (time might be less if you don't have a toddler to entertain!)

I didn't use a pattern or anything, what I did was measure my old throw pillows horizontally and vertically (measure looosely you want to take into account the amount of filling inside). That measurement was 18x18, so I cut four fabric squares that were 20x20, so that I would have a one inch seam allowance on each side. I cut two squares out of two different fabric patters because I wanted to have reversible pillows with coordinating fabrics.


Then, I took the two coordinating fabrics and sandwiched them wrong side out for both and went to sewing, making sure to leave the 1 inch allowance all around and leaving a small portion unsewn for stuffing the pillow.





VOILA!!!

Finished Pillow; the Husband said that my new pillows look better than our store bought ones ever did!


The video of the process!

January Jumpstart Project#1

I am so psyched I just finished my first January Jumpstart project: Throw Pillows! Here's the nitty gritty on the project:

Materials:
  • sewing machine
  • fabric (Joel Dewberry's Ginseng Line: Orchid in Chocolate and Geo in Rust)
  • thread
  • re-used pillow stuffing from old throw pillows
  • measuring tape
  • scissors

Time: 1hr. 15minutes (time might be less if you don't have a toddler to entertain!)

I didn't use a pattern or anything, what I did was measure my old throw pillows horizontally and vertically (measure looosely you want to take into account the amount of filling inside). That measurement was 18x18, so I cut four fabric squares that were 20x20, so that I would have a one inch seam allowance on each side. I cut two squares out of two different fabric patters because I wanted to have reversible pillows with coordinating fabrics.


Then, I took the two coordinating fabrics and sandwiched them wrong side out for both and went to sewing, making sure to leave the 1 inch allowance all around and leaving a small portion unsewn for stuffing the pillow.





VOILA!!!

Finished Pillow; the Husband said that my new pillows look better than our store bought ones ever did!


The video of the process!

Friday, January 9, 2009

Big Boy Room

My newest project (in my head) is my son's room. He does not currently sleep in there, but he will be and soon. He's turning two years old at the end of this month and it's time. So, in anticipation of the transition; I'd like to make it an exciting one for him and redecorate his room. Currently it has an Elmo theme. I would like to transition it to something a little less chaotic and make better use of the space that he has.

I'm almost positive that I want to paint the walls green and I want to incorporate this artwork in there as well.


I'd also like to get him this new big boy bed, it is cute practical and modern!
ETA: I just found the bed here for less!




Here are some rooms I'd currently drawing inspiration from:







I will update everyone on my progress as the month wears on!

Big Boy Room

My newest project (in my head) is my son's room. He does not currently sleep in there, but he will be and soon. He's turning two years old at the end of this month and it's time. So, in anticipation of the transition; I'd like to make it an exciting one for him and redecorate his room. Currently it has an Elmo theme. I would like to transition it to something a little less chaotic and make better use of the space that he has.

I'm almost positive that I want to paint the walls green and I want to incorporate this artwork in there as well.


I'd also like to get him this new big boy bed, it is cute practical and modern!
ETA: I just found the bed here for less!




Here are some rooms I'd currently drawing inspiration from:







I will update everyone on my progress as the month wears on!


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