I did not fall off the face of the earth! I've been tooling around doing stuff! Fun stuff! Going fun places and meeting with fun people! I took some time away from the computer :).Two months ago, I lucked up on a great Wednesday yard sale and found this cutie chair for $8.00. It has been sitting in my study (the room which is a work in progress) ever since then looking quite sad! My friend Teresa and I went fabric shopping and FINALLY found some fun fabric to work with my color scheme--which I have finally decided upon! Y'all, take a look at this green zebra print! I love it!! It's going to be in a corner of the room that does not get noticed until now! I have another recycled chair in black and white zebra on the far side of the room. They are far apart enough that they look pretty cool and do not clash!
The chair still is in need of paint--after patching up a slew of nail holes, I'll get around to it. But it is raining here, and painting in the rain is not my idea of fun!! So, I leave you with these photos to tell the story.
The original pillow has been tossed into the trash. It was filled with goose down and quite expensive 20 years ago! It now had a musty smell that simply would not go away. And, I couldn't wash the thing--I'd have feathers all in my washing machine! So, I created a new pillow. Y'all, it is SOoo easy to make a new pillow....promise! I bought fiberfill stuffing this morning and was ready. All I did was measure an 18x18 square and cut it out. I did not actually paste the fabric together, but you could always glue gun it if you wanted to! Then I pulled out my handy dandy sewing machine, blew the dust bunnies away and plugged her up! Being the talented seamstress that I am (I took home-ec in 8th grade and made a beautiful apron!), I decided to use my favorite stitch...the straight stitch!! Only four sides and I was done!! Stuff that baby and sew up the little opening and fluff it and you are done! Finished! Then, I redid the bottom of the chair in the same fabric. I love that ginormous stapler! The original faded pink and red roses was not looking too swift! Gone!! Green zebra stripes instead! Can't wait to see the look on Hubby's face when he sees this manly study turning into Runner Mom's study!!That's one of my rainy day projects that I completed today! I am quite excited! I'm getting there, slowly but surely! If you want to see more cool do it yourself projects, hop over to Kimba's blog for DIY Tuesday. There are some really darlin' ideas out there! Hope you have a wonderful day!