Hi everyone, sorry I haven't been around much lately. I just haven't had the time, worked 25 hours of overtime last week.
But I took yesterday off and spent most of it in the studio but first I went in search of some yard sales. Although I didn't find many (sadly) I did find a few neat things that I will share with you in a minute.
First I want to show you the new (old) bar stool that I found and how I covered it...
Here is my new stool in all it's ugliness. But it had all the things I've been looking for in a stool for the studio. Thick cushion, swivel, sturdy base, tall enough for my standing work bench, and rubber covers over the feet so it doesn't scratch my painted floor. :)
I picked up some fabric and a pretty curtain from Hobby Lobby to make a cover.
I almost decided to skip the piping but I'm glad I didn't now. It didn't take much time to make and it looks really nice.
I draped the fabric over the back of the chair (I thought I took a pic of that) and pinned it then took it off, marked it with a pencil, and repined it with the piping inside.
I laid a piece of fabric over the seat cushion and traced it out, making sure to mark where the back o the chair was because it wasn't perfectly round. Then cut it out and pinned the piping onto it.
I sewed the piping on first so it would be easier to sew the side piece on.
After I sewed the side on, I trimmed it close.
Dry fitting and trying to decide how to attach it.
I sewed the bottom front of the back cover to the bottom back of the seat cover.
I cut out a 3" strip of blue and a 6" strip of cotton fabric and basted them together then gathered them around the chair for the size.
Then I sewed the ruffles around the bottom edge of the slipcover.
And here it is, looking much better than before. I'm planning on stenciling a design on the back and the seat but haven't decided what yet.
And now for my yard sale finds. I found these two frames, the one on the left was $2 and the big one on the right was $5. Score!
They started out gold and I started painting them.
I didn't find my long lost camera till after I put on the first coat. lol
And I found the cute glass pail (told everyone it's my Easter basket, lol) and the blue glass canning jar as well as the beautiful old blue tatted lace.
So that's it, I hope you all have a wonderful weekend.