Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Well, at least I started...


First off, it was a great day for a visit from the tooth fairy. Miss Ella lost her first front tooth and the tooth fairy left her $1. She was so excited to go to school and show her friends!

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Yesterday I decided to start the computer chair cover. It has a bottom cushion and then a removable cushion on top of that. I need my mom's help with the top cushion but the bottom required the fabric to just be stapled on. That is something I could do! First I gathered my supplies....

Oh, oops. The cake isn't essential to the recovering process but it makes it more fun! Here are my real supplies....


The old fabric on it was interesting. I'm using a chocolate brown polka dot for this part.



Here is where the glue gun came in handy. It was a bit tricky to go around the wood for the arms. I had to cut a small piece of fabric and fold it over. Then I glued it around the wood and stapled it to the bottom of the chair. At that point, I was able to cut the fabric and fold it without worrying about it going all the way around. I think it worked pretty well. I wish I took pictures of the whole process but I was just trying to get it done.


Here it is all done. It isn't perfect but it'll do. I can't wait to see how it looks once my mom and I get the top cushion recovered. This chair was a $5 yard sale find and it's fun to give it a new life.







16 comments:

Stacey said...

Miss Ella and your chair are adorable. :)

Sarah@VintageChic said...

Love the chair!!!! The fabric is so ca-ute!

Tricia Anne said...

What a darling chair make over! I really like the polka dots! And Little Miss Ella's toothless grin brings back such sweet memories of my own children loosing first teeth. Too cute! :o)
Sincerely ~ Tricia Anne

Helen said...

Miss Ella is a cutie pie!

C Maisy said...

YEAH for Ella!!!!!

The cakes looks sooooo yummy.

The chair...you did great...i love the fabric.

you go girl!!

southerninspiration said...

Love the brown and white polka dotted chair, and the toothless girl is pretty cute, too!

suzanne

beth said...

Very cute chair. I love polka dots! Our six year old just lost both of her top front teeth. Every time I see her, she reminds me of the "all I want for Christmas" song. LOL.

Kristens Creations said...

Your little girl is so pretty, even toothless!! Your chair turned out great! Kristen

Home Decor said...

Cute little girl and her smile. I love that chair.

sunny
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artis1111 said...

I think every project should start with cake!Kathy

Felicia said...

Looks great :)

Karla said...

Congrats to Ella! :)

The chair looks great! $5? That's awesome! I can't wait for garage sale season to start up again!

I just saw your comment on my blog about your kitchen light that you left behind - I've had the same thing happen! Known we should have taken something with us when we moved and have been kicking myself ever since. I made my husband read your comment and said "See! You husband's should listen to us!" He said "Mhmm.." In a "whatever you say, Dear" kind of tone :) LOL!

Here's hoping that one day soon you WILL find your light on Ebay!

Have a great day!

~Karla

carolinajewel said...

That sweet smile really made my day! Great job on the chair also! :D Jewel

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Very cute, love the polka dots!

imjacobsmom said...

What an adorable smile - so sweet! What a great fabric choice - Cute! ~ Robyn

tam said...

Well congrats Ms. Ella! What a sweet smile!
The chair looks awesome and what a great find too! Hope you are having a fun week!~Tam:D