I really need to learn multi-quoting for sure!! :ouch:
Well Luckybustert, I'm glad to see you here! I guess we all got those "spots" that get cluttered up pretty fast. I know mine is the microwave. :skept: This really is more of a Decorating Challenge, but maybe putting together a nice, new table top will be all the inspiration you'll need to keep it clean. Hmmm! I wonder what would work for microwave tops :lol3:
~Trash to Treasure decorating with fabric is a great challenge idea! I'll have to think about that a bit......Maybe I'll finally get to making a cover for an ugly microwave cart I use in the living room......Gotta think...~
I wasn't sure how I was going to do it for sure. But, it seems to me the easiest way would be to make a paper template of the shade and pin it to the material and cut out. After that I was thinking that I'd use spray adhesive to attach the material to the shade and cording (maybe) around the top and bottom of the shade to trim it. Of course this is all in therory and as I work the project things could change.
I like the table runner from placemats idea. It's certainly a great project for someone who is not a master with the sewing machine like me!
Well, I did my table, now it somehow got messy again.
I found a tutorial on covering a lampshade in fabric
How to cover a lampshade Fat Orange Cat
I stopped at Goodwill today and did a scan for lamps but came up empty :( I'll keep looking there's bound to be one out there.
I'm still working on my dining table. I managed to get my tray over the table after a lot of fussing with it. No matter what I did the tray was hanging crooked. I fussed with it till I was so frustrated I sat down and stared at it, willing the answer for hanging it straight to come to me. I thought of enlisting DH help, but quickly remembered how the pictures I made for the bathroom were STILL sitting on the back of the toilet tank waiting to be hung up :( figured I better work it out myself if I wanted this project finished before the year 2012. My solution? I rolled duct tape up and put it on the back of the tray, straightened it and stuck it to the wall! Now it's being held by a nail so it's not going to go anywhere, the tape is just to straighten it. I realized at the moment I stuck it to the wall and stepped back to judge my placement that it's now official, I've become my Father!
I also discovered tonight that one of the chairs is broken. I'm going to have to scour the garage tomorrow for a clamp and wood glue.
Dining room table still a work in progress
Neat projects to do with fabric
Trash to Treasure Makeover Photos Patriotic Chair - Trash to Treasure Makeover Photos Patriotic Chair
Since this is a decorating challenge thread I was wondering if any of you have any ideas on smartening up an old office computer chair. I found it at a mission thrift store for $8. This thing is solid as a rock and has withstood the test of time, however it is just office ugly. I'd like to give it a makeover....any ideas?
This is a trash to treasure item that has me stumped.
I think I'll need DS1 to take a picture of it, I haven't been able to find a picture online.
It's black plastic with side arms, and is extremely heavy. I mean REALLY heavy. It has a fabric seat and back.
All the tutorials I've found suggest unscrewing the chair and stapling fabric to recover, but this can not be unscrewed. The seat and back were popped in place. If I try to unpop them I just might not get them back in place.
Well, I'm not positive about this idea working out :shrug2:, but I'm thinking that since you might not be able to pop out the fabric areas, could you cut out the shapes of the seat and back (leaving a couple of overflow inches around the pattern), and then with a heavy duty staple gun, staple around the edges directly to the chair? And then take some co-ordinating twisted rope trim, and glue it directle to the edging? That rope trim, as I'm sure you know, is cheap as anything, but looks like a million bucks when it's used right! Boullion fringe adds even more, but of course it depends on the style. :thumb:
Now you said it was black plastic? Is it like a VERY modern style? And are you looking to change that "look" in any way? Did you want to paint the plastic? I'm sure you could if you primed it first. Remember that faux woodgraining page I sent you from the Martha Stewart site? Maybe something along those lines?
I know I'm playing "20 Questions" here, but where will you keep the chair? That I guess should've been the 1st question :lol3:
See if your son can help you post that pic. I'm sure we'll be able to help alot more with it. Otherwise we'll just try our best w/o it.
Well, the tabletop challenge is going slow. I looked for a clamp in the garage but none are big enough *sigh* I did however tea stain some doily's for the tabletop. I also got a bit sidetracked with this challenge and dug out my Grandmother's china and put it away in the hutch tody. Thank my ADD. I will be posting pictures soon, even if I don't fix the chair first.
Still thinking about the office chair and the upcoming scrap fabric decorating challenge. Hoping I'll find a lamp to use or I just may have to pick another fabric project.