Is it Wednesday already? Wow....time does fly, doesn't it?
I hope your week's gotten off to a great start sweet girlies!
As promised......FINALLY.....the post on the den desk chair slipcover.....
Man, that's one ugly chair, isn't it? Yep, that's what I thought.......how have I lived with this darn thing for about five years you ask?
Heck if I know......you know how you just become accustomed to looking at something?....Then one day you look again...........horrified there's something so disgusting in your home?
Ok.........you probably don't, but I sure do.
I had a little desk that I just loved, but something was just "off"....well Spencer, have you noticed the pulls are UGLY?
See, that's what I mean. :-)
Enter a lovely (ok, not lovely......but CHEAP) dropcloth, some cording a stencil, a couple of vintage buttons and we're off.........
Now, things are starting to come together.....
I'll put a little pillow on it too........I should have done that for the photo, but totally forgot. It would have been so much more smashing, don'tcha think?
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Curvy little gal, isn't she?
Ahhhhhhhhh...........I saved the best 'til last. Isn't that cute? Do you really think so?
You know how all of the packaging now is that hard plastic stuff? Well, Tightwad Tillie here saves allllllllll of it. (That's why you'll NEVER see pix of my garage.......SCARY).........anyway, I found a cute little fleur de lis on the net, copied it and traced it onto a piece of that 'ol plastic cut it out and stenciled this little cutie onto the back piece of my slipcover. Then I stitched around it to puff it up a smidge...
I'm a girlie who loves details........so I added this little do-hickey with buttons too.
And, since my chair will usually be pushed into the desk, this is what will show.
I'm happy to check one more thing off of my list. Now, tomorrow it's onto the curtains. I've been procrastinating forever on those.......but the time has come to cut into that fabric and go for it.
Measure twice, cut once. Boy, that's some good advice! Glad I reminded myself of it.
I'm always afraid to mess things up.
But I'm going for it.
Really, I am.
Ok, girlies........I'm going to go to bed now so I can get up bright and early and get to it.
Huggies and Lovies,