Chair Makeover

Hi everyone,

Hope you all had a great Easter. I wanted to drop by and show you a project that I’ve been working on for the past few months. I’m no stranger to reupholstering, but this is the biggest project for me to date. I’m no professional and it shows with a lil pucker here and there, but I’m ecstatic that its done and I’m pleased over all with the change. I wanted to lighten up my living room and reupholstering these TWO chairs, that’s right I did two of them lol, really helped.

The first major hurdle was removing the old stagnate fabric and ALL THOSE TACKS……… me sentimental or planning for the future, but I saved all the tacks. It was A LOT of tacks, whew!

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I acquired these two chairs from the thrift store, They were quite dark and I already had dark floors in the room so I primed and painted them both white that left them a bit too white for my taste so I used some antiquing stain over top the white paint to bring out their carvings.

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I recovered both chairs with a lighter fabric and on the back I chose to use a navy ticking, to match my curtains I made for the room. I replaced the tacks with a lace trim.

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Now I’m off to recover and mend my sore muscles, take care everyone. ~Gen


Simple Valentines



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I literally just put this table top display together, better late than never I guess. I took a pan, and inside it I placed my vase full of tulips, a valentine card, a red candle, a dishtowel and my small muffin cloche.

Copy of ummer deals! (33)For the place settings I took out some old bandannas, from which I used one as a place mat and the other one as a napkin. On top of the dessert plates I placed some old heart shaped cookie cutters.








In the kitchen I hung hand towels on the oven handle. File Feb 10, 4 06 30 PMI used everything I already had on hand, except for the tulips, it was all simple and will be just as easy to take down after Valentines.






Fall Wreath

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Time has turned back, the pumpkin lights have come down, and fall wreaths now adorn the doors to my home. I’ll have to admit, I had my usual store bought fall wreaths in place, when I asked a friend for some ideas of things to do to keep myself busy. She mentioned making wreaths, I kind of laughed it off, told her making wreaths wasn’t my thing Then the wheels started turning, Continue reading “Fall Wreath”

Pillow Projects

Copy of ummer deals! (4)I’ve spent most of my Halloween day finishing up some pillow projects. If you squint you can also see the ticking striped curtains in the background, which still need liners, and I made the chair a drop cloth slip cover, that still needs some trim, I’ll share pics of those projects later for now I will share what I have finished. I painted  faux grain sacks using drop cloth.The other two pillows I made using a flannel and dress shirt I acquired at a thrift shop. I have to say the shirt pillows were Continue reading “Pillow Projects”

Repurposed Paper Towel Holder

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I have a SMALL kitchen, in which counter space is hard to come by, so I don’t like a lot of clutter taking up my work space.  I came aross many paint roller towel holders, while seraching the net for ideas, and most were drilled to the cabinets, which isn’t an option for me, so I drilled a hole into the handle itself and stuck a wire thru and hung the wire onto a removeable hook, that I attached to the cabinet.  If i need to remove the hanger late for cleaning the cabinets or whatever, I can take it all down with no holes!

Container Garden

I wanted to test my green thumb abilities, but didn’t have the yard space to do so,with that said I surfed the net 2015-06-04 17.00.51for garden container ideas.

I took a very basic plastic container, drilled holes in the bottom and added dirt to

almost the top I raked a couple of rows and dropped lettuce and spinach seeds

into the rows then covered with a little of dirt and watered……………..then all was left to Continue reading “Container Garden”