snow

more snow days this year than last year.

less actual snow on the ground.

isn’t it pretty!!!

snow in the garden.

 took a bunch of kimonos out of a bag….. massive bouts of sneezing and drippy nose…. could it be the wool or the moldy musty memories of old old fabric….?? in a frenzy of activity, i pulled off sleeves and ripped out seams, washed , ironed and sewed…. just a few stitches turned the arms into fabulous chair covers…

new chair covers...

 next project (besides about 5 quilts, 5 knitting projects and a deck support to repair)

is to remove the (bottom) seats and figure out how to cover them…

or at least make some cushions to go on top of the grotty seats.

I am thinking of using some blue denim.

anyone with furniture refinishing suggestions , please send comments!!

Kai is 11 now!!! Happy birthday to my youngest!!!

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2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. WAcousin
    Feb 18, 2012 @ 16:56:37

    Happy Birthday, Kai!!

    I’ve recovered my kitchen chairs several times. If you use denim, I would iron on a heavy-duty fusible interfacing first. Think about how your freshly washed jeans go from super-tight to baggy in a few hours of wearing. The same would happen to the denim seat covers. Use the old cover as a template – at least a starting point – for the new covers. A heavy-duty staple gun (an electric would be even better!) will be your friend.

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    • whereishenow
      Feb 18, 2012 @ 23:24:51

      thanks for the advice cuz…… i will look into my material supply and see what kind of backiing i can figure out….. i have to remove about 8 screws to get the seat off the chair so i will see how that goes…. and will probably sew the cloth on, maybe i will get a picture of the bottom and show you how it looks ….

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