I couldn't wait to rip open the package to see what they sent me.
In fact, I didn't even bring my suitcase in first!
Isn't this fabric fabulous?!!!
|left: Checkered Past Berry right: Urban Blosson Berry|
I'm so excited to share the project I just finished today using the brand new line of fabric carried exclusively by JoAnn's - HGTV Home. They have some great prints for spring and fabulous color combos! Print the 10% off coupon at the end of this post to get some of your own. **Hint, watch for it to be going 50% off soon and you can use the coupon WITH the sale promotion!**
On our way back from South Carolina, we stopped at a flea market and right as we were about to leave, this sewing storage bench caught my eye. It was eight dollars (which is more than I would normally pay) but I just had to have it! When I got home, my fabric was in the mail from HGTV and I knew it had to go on this piece!
|What, you wouldn't have paid $8 for that thing? I did spray a little Febreeze on it.... :)|
Using the ugly old pieces as a pattern on the
new beautiful fabric.
1. I need a couple inches in length more than the yard they gave me. Rats.
2. Since the print is so large, I had to cut out a piece smack in the middle to match up the pattern. Double rats.
3. Matched it and sewed it together.
4. Folded the raw edge under.
5. Ironed the crease.
6. Staple gun time!
Gluing on the coordinating fabric to the backside of the lid. I used my hot glue gun because I'm in love with it.
The biggest decision of the whole project was "what color for the legs?!" I kept coming back to orange, and boy am I glad I did. I loooooove me some orange - especially on this!
The first orange I tried was a mistint I had picked up somewhere, but it wasn't quite right. I painted over it with some acrylic craft paint I also had on hand. Yes, sometimes you can do that. (I used Zinsser Step 2 Primer as the base coat).
One more look at this beast turned beauty....