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………..call 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

St Patrick’s Day Decor

Copy of ummer deals! (34)I thought I’d take the time to share with you my simple decor for St. Patrick’s day. I took my fern and placed it in a dough bowl and filled the other side with green apples to place upon my dining room table. I added my cake stand with some theme appropriate cookies placed inside. Over on the buffet I filled some glass canisters with goodies such as gold rolos and placed some gold coins around a green candle. File Mar 12, 11 17 38 PM

I kept it simple in the kitchen by adding some cute dish towels over the handles of the oven and the dishwasher.

I find this type of decorating is not just simple its also is easy to change out and most the decor itself is plants or food we will devour and that leaves no taking down decorations after the holiday has passed, no clean up and no fuss is always a winner!