9.06.2009

Continuing the re-love vibe

Re-love Challenge #1

My Ikea drape just keeps giving! I got my vanity seat done this weekend. I plan to finish up the chairs tomorrow. The refinished vanity seat looks nothing like my $3 purchase! This update was super cheap and super easy - I probably spent $6 for all of my supplies including the seat!

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Re-love Challenge #2

My other challenge for the weekend was to re-engineer 2 pairs of wool pants of my Dad's. I wanted to create a set of 14" x 14" pillow covers. My original idea was a tic tac toe design where I could assemble fabric squares together. I modified my plan slightly and added a bit of colour to the middle. Next I'll work on the second cover, which will reverse the colours and use a different colour for the middle.

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10 comments:

  1. Love that seat you re-did! beautiful. Do you ever show How-tos? Like what supplies you used and how you did it?

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  2. Thanks Anna and Chasing Davies for your comments! I was super happy with the end result of this project... Plus the price was right! I'll definitely try to do some 'how-tos' for future projects. Tomorrow I'm updating a couple of chrome bar stools so will try to document my progress... Warts & all! :-)

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  3. You are so clever! I love both of your projects so much :)

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  4. Thanks Anny - you guys are so good for my ego! :-)

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  5. Soooo talented. And yet, pleasant in person.

    Thanks for the inspiration.

    Lucy

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  6. Those pillows you did out of old slacks look amazing! very modern design :-) keep up the good work.

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  7. Thanks Adam! Little did my Dad know what happened to his old pants that 'disappeared' one day... ;-)

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  8. What type and color paint did you use? I absolutely love it and cannot find it myself.

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  9. I used a water-based semi-gloss black paint. Oil-based paint is no fun to work with! ;-P

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