It's a New Year and New Projects!
I upcycled two wicker chairs and made box cushions.....Box cushions were a first for me. Doesn't it always seem that the thing you dread doing the most....Usually out of fear...Turns out the best?
I started with two wicker chairs from the Habitat Re-store that had great bones
I brush painted them with chalk paint...A little tedious. Then after a light distressing I finished with first, clear Minwax, then clear wax mixed with a small amount of Annie Sloan dark wax....I did'nt want it too dark.
Time for the cushions. I read everything I could on making box cushions before I started. Since I wanted a vintage farm house look I chose to use drop cloth for the fabric. I even put a zipper in!
......I didn't trust my sewing skills enough to put in welting around the seams.....CHICKEN lol!
One tip I picked up in my research was to cut the fabric the SAME size as the foam, that way when I sewed the seams the fabric was smaller than the foam making a nice tight fit.
The tutorial on the stenciled pillows is HERE
And there you have it......Two farm house chairs.
I've also been busy working on the Polka Dot Flea. It is only 5 months away! And crazy me....We are going to blow this thing out....Triple it in size and add a day.
Yohoo...I'm in high speed heading into the New Year!