I am cheating a little here. I actually made this stuff last week, but was excited to share and actually finish something for a post on Monday. /here are my projects:
(Please ignore any stray cat fuzz from my fuzzy long-haired cat or muddy foot prints from the dog!)
Since I changed room again, I am back to scrounging for furniture. I had such a nice matching set of chairs in my other room I am just plain tired of hunting stuff down and I’m not sure there is a whole lot of extra up for grabs in my new building. I was browsing through Erica Bohrer’s site
I headed off to my local Bog Lots with high hopes. They did not have any collapsable ottomans, but I could tell the colors this year are royal blue, black, hot pink, and plum purple. Hmmm. Between two days and 4 stores, I finally settled on and traded ottomans until I had six black ones. They have 3 different patterns on top though. I was sick of driving. I think I drove at least 100 miles to find these babies.
At any rate, I saw another post somewhere of someone who made the crate seat, which I thought were too low and would take too much time, and they made the seats out of vinyl. In between trips, I stopped at Joann Fabrics and haunted the clearance isle for about 90 minutes. I have vowed to save money and recycle, despite all of my spending so far. I found the turquoise vinyl on clearance for $8 a yard and bought three yards to cover the ottoman tops. I was stumped on how to attach the vinyl because staples and nails were not working. I though about hot glue, but didn’t want to ruin the tops in case I decided to change them. And I have no idea where my 3 glue guns are. So it was duct tape to the rescue!!! My fingers are so sore from rolling tape! I think they turned out great!
I found the rolling chair at goodwill for $7.99 and covered it with some fabric. Not bad if I do say myself!The fabric folded on the one ottoman are the others I picked out to make curtains and other things for the room. You can see the Dots on Turquoise colors in the dots I printed of to take with me to match colors. I love the stripes!
On the other hand, I did use recycled fabric. I have been the party queen with showers and anniversaries the last few years. I have bought a few tableclothes or plain white sheets at the thrift store to use as table clothes and no longer need them. I bought some die and ended up with fabric for 2 small and 2 huge bulletin boards for less than $8.
I also painted a table I found on the side of the road and a chair I bought at the VOA for 1.99 for my desk. I’m not quite ready to share those yet. Maybe next week