A while ago I searched for fabrics to recover a chair in the living room. I polled my friends and the following was the landslide winner of favorite fabric choice. I purchased 1 1/2 yards using a 50% off coupon It was pricey fabric and I spent more than I normally would but I still am getting a new look for about $30.00. The chair happens to be Lou's favorite soft sleeping spot so he wasn't too impressed when I started pulling the chair apart.
Now if you know me at all you know that I do not sew at all. Well, maybe a button once every three years or so but other than that I do not sew! Thankfully my trusty glue gun was at the scene today.
Here is the finished product. I am really loving it and think it's the perfect choice for my new look!
My other project has been searching for an inexpensive TV stand. I actually wanted something thats original purpose wasn't a TV stand. I hoped for something small and a bit unique. I had been casually searching Craigslist when I found an end table for $10 in Gorham. I had sort of expected that it would be really beat up and I would end up completely repainting it but when I brought it home I was very pleased with its condition.
Here it is as I bought it. The finish is dull and it has some scratches:
Here it is after a good cleaning and polish. I think it looks great!
I wanted to redo the hardware and originally though I wanted to spray paint them a glossy purple to add to the purple touches I am introducing to the living room. I was not impressed with the result. It looked out of place and like some weird furniture girl was winking at me-doesn't it look like two big eyes popping out?
I settled on some new, classic hardware from Home Depot. I love the look of the acrylic clear knobs and the bottom pull is simple and just right. It still looks a bit like a furniture girl but this one doesn't give me potential nightmares!