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bEfore & AftEr

13 Aug

Hiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii!!! It feels like FOREVER since we’ve done a blog post!! Courtney has been busy making movie magic and I’m knee-deep in the world of Freaker.

Somehow I accidentally reupholstered our dining room chairs this weekend.

(First of all, if you live in Wilmington, that discount fabric store on Kerr Avenue is going out of business. Really cheap upholster fabric. Go there before it’s gone.) I found a cool woven rail road stripe material that would be perfect to chevron. Here is a good little refresher on how to sew a chevron pattern.

Our old fabric had that oh-so-gross-1990’s-mom look about it and it was way too matchy with the rug. I just unscrewed the seat from the chair, took out the staples and used the old fabric as a pattern.

You should add a few inches to pull when stapling it on the seat. Then cut off the excess, like Dallas is doing above.

TA-DA!!! Fancy new chairs! Isn’t that much better?

In the mean time I’ve been working on a new small envelope clutch. I used some of the scraps from the chairs on the second prototype. I still haven’t figured it out. . .  yet.