The staple gun is my new best friend

July 9, 2007 at 9:16 pm Leave a comment

What a productive weekend!

Several months ago, I pieced together some of my favorite fabric scraps to create an art piece that I planned on hanging above the bed. Before I was able to do anything further with it, we moved into our new apartment, and the project got put to the side. For the past few weeks, the empty space above the bed in our new bedroom has been driving me crazy, so this weekend, we purchased a canvas stretching frame from a local art supply shop.

Because the piece I made was a custom size (and by “custom,” I mean “completely random” at 45″ x 26″), we bought wooden pieces that come in every imaginable size and snap together at the corners to create a custom-built frame. After snapping together the frame, Alex used a staple gun to attach the fabric to the wood…

…and we hung the finished art piece above the bed. As you can see, Quinn was very excited about the project.

We finally finished painting the metal patio chairs Blue Sky. The next step is to pick out a fabric and reupholster the cushions. I’m leaning toward a white fabric because I love that color combination. Powder blue and white look so crisp and fresh together.

We reupholstered my vanity table stool, which I had painted blue the day before. I forgot to take a “before” picture, but I was able to take a “during” shot while my first two coats were drying.

And here is the finished product.

I originally planned on using an Alexander Henry design, but when I held the red polka dot fabric up to the blue legs, something just clicked, and I knew I should use that fabric instead.

I still have a little bit of Blue Sky in my hair, but it’s hardly noticeable.

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Entry filed under: Fabric, Handmade goodies, Kitties, Sewing.

And the winner is… Paper goods and polka dots

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