6.24.2014

Kitchen Table & Bench

 I recently reupholstered my dining room chairs DINING ROOM. I loved the look, and the fabric, but then I fell in love with a different fabric and ended up redoing my recently redone chairs UPHOLSTERY REDO

My new dilemma was that I had all this green upholstery fabric, luckily I had another set of chairs! 
I had reupholstered my kitchen chairs once before, but I didn't scotch guard them, and I picked out a really light fabric. Needless to say, they were dirty, and in desperate need of a makeover. 

Before and after, or to be correct, after and before. 

To find detailed instructions for reupholstering please visit my dining room table posts

The finished table


6.17.2014

DIY Upholstered Kitchen Bench

I decided that I needed a bench for my kitchen table. 
I found one on pottery barn that I absolutely LOVED, but it was expensive and I am cheap (I need my money for fabric). 
The next best thing, make it myself!!! I started with a bench from Ikea that I had been using in my living room, but no longer had a need for it there. I think I paid $89 originally for this bench. I know there are a lot of tutorials floating around out there, and mine isn't all that different, basically I added decorative nail heads for some flair. 
But perhaps you'll find my instructions more enlightening or easier to follow! 


I bought MDF board from Home Depot and had them cut it to the size of my bench. 
That was simple. They had no problem cutting it for me. 
Then I went to Joann's to get foam. They don't mind cutting the length, but they sure didn't want to cut the width! And since I didn't have a turkey carver at home, it would have been difficult to cut the foam. They told me that I could use a serrated knife just as easily. Don't fall for that! Make them cut it! They cut mine after I asked for the manager (I was spending a lot of money there!). Be sure to also have a 40% or 50% off coupon, the foam is EXPENSIVE! this piece was $30, with a coupon. 

6.10.2014

An upholstery re-redo

 I recently painted and re-upholstered my dining room chairs. See this post here (DINING ROOM TABLE). I decided that I wanted to re-upholster my kitchen chairs too, so I headed to Joann's to check out the fabric. While there I saw this beautiful fabric from Waverly, and I fell in love. I vacillated for quite some time on whether or not I should purchase MORE upholstery fabric. I had, after all, just bought and started my green chairs. In the end I went with the Waverly. 
Here I am holding up the original cushion (not my green upholstery) with all my fun tools (staple gun air compressor!). 
Before & After 

6.03.2014

Dining Room

Whew, this has been a LONG time in the making! I had an old dining table and chair set that I decided to refinish rather than buy a new one. I figured that I could do it all in a few days.... Now it's almost been a month!!! Let's start out this long story with the before photo of my lovely chairs. 

6.01.2014

Glamping Party



Glamping party! 
I am NOT a party planner, I like making cakes and food, and that's about it. But I decided it was time for me to learn how to throw a cute party. It was lots of work, but it looked great, and the best part is, I only spent $100 for the decorations, invitations, and food!