Pretty much, I just want to say, "I love making things!" I usually don't succeed, and then I am disappointed... but still... I get a certain kind of joy that is difficult to explain when I have made something that I like, it is different than when you buy something you like. The fun is in the process... in making some really not-so-great stuff, and then finally triumphing.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

chair cover fixing....

The chair... The chair with the problem cover: the top is too long...

After the nip and tuck... things are much improved.

From the side...

A little over a year ago my husband and I bought our table, and chairs at IKEA- man I love that store.

The table, is divine.... but the chairs we found in their sale area for $5.00 a peice, (they were being discontinued) which was, for bargain hunters like ourselves, a deal we couldn't refuse. It was awesome- instead of getting 4 to 6 like we planned, we decided to splurge and get 8 because, why not at that price, right?

The catch: they weren't upholstered. So, we bought some chair covers there... but since our chairs were discontinued, they didn't have covers that fit. We bought some anyway, deciding that one day it wouldn't take much to make them fit...

FINALLY, we got up the nerve to take the scissors and seam wrippers to them, and fixed them. They aren't perfect, because as always, I didn't really know what I was doing, but with seam wrippers in my husband's hands, and a sewing machine at the ready, I think we did a pretty good job.


  1. I'm thoroughly impressed, comrade!! They look great!

  2. Great job Brit!! I think it looks great. Oh and mom showed me the earrings you made her from grandmas buttons. Brilliant my friend! They are great!