So if you missed my first post on the new HGTV fabric line at JoAnn's, then let me fill you in a little. I was lucky enough to be contacted to do a promotion on two coordinating fabrics. Here's a preview of my first project:
|This was the bundle I received in the mail. I had to pinch myself to make sure I was awake. This kind of thing doesn't happen to this little blogger very often!|
I wanted to try a project showing off the Checkered Past Berry fabric. It is so thick and beautiful to work with. Just loved the texture and bright colors! It had a rather luxurious feel to it.
Of course, when she saw pink paint, little sweetie pie just had to be right in there "helping". I began with an old chair that I picked up for free. It had been sitting out in the rain for quite some time so the wood was in pretty rough shape. Nothing a little paint can't fix! The pink I had on hand was too "bubble gum" pink so I added a little red to it and a touch of brown. You can see in the bottom left photo, where I was trying out the shades of pink until I got what I was happy with.
Unfortunately, I couldn't just take the chair seat off and recover it like I usually do. I had to take out all the tacks and then I stapled the new fabric on as straight as I could. Not my favorite job, but it wasn't too hard. Would have been much easier if hubby hadn't thrown away the old piece - looked like trash to him, but it was to be my pattern!! I huffed a little, but I managed. The yard of coordinating trim JoAnn's sent me wasn't long enough to finish off the chair, so I resorted to digging through my ribbon drawer and came up with some dangly beaded ribbon that I bought new in the package for a dollar at a garage sale. I carefully hot glued it all the way around the edge of the fabric to hide the staples.
And the good news is??? HGTV Fabric is 50% off this week at JoAnn's so if you pair it with this coupon, you'll get it for
Can't beat that!! What are you waiting for? Print and head to your nearest store!
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