Tuesday, April 9, 2013

New HGTV Fabric Line {Sewing Bench Project}

 A package from JoAnn's was waiting for me in the mail when we returned from our escapades in the South.  
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!

They graciously provided me with some lovely coordinating trim, but alas, a yard wasn't going to do the trick.  So of course, I went to my stash and found something to do the trick.  It was great to work with because it was elastic!  I hot glued it around the top and bottom edges of the "basket".
 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).

And now..... allow your eyes feast on this!!!!

 One more look at this beast turned beauty....

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  1. Kammy.... wow.. absolutely in love with it...


  2. Kammy. You have hit the nail on the head again. Totally fab girl!

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  4. Oh wow! I'd totally use that as a foot rest with storage! I love the changes. Good work.

  5. Wow, wow, and WOW!!! I love this!


  6. Anthropology has nothing on you - in fact they probably steal alot of YOUR ideas :) super cute

  7. That's an awesome project! I hope you had a great time in sc. What flea market did you go to? I live in sc and live finding thrifted diamonds in the rough!

  8. Wow! That is amazing! Great job. Love how you used the fabric. I have the coordinating fabric left to do something with. I don't have a storage bench, but now I'll be looking for one! Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm a new follower here!

  9. Darling sewing basket!! I'm looking forward to checking out the new fabric selections at Joann! Thanks for the coupon.

  10. Very cool! Now I am racking my brain in which thrift shop I saw a sewing bench last week. Obviously I have to run back and grab it.

  11. Sew Durn Cute!!! Love that fabric! It is totally my dream to say someone sent me something to blog about...

  12. Just BEAUTIFUL!!! I oh so love the orange legs and the fabric - fabulous transformation!!!

  13. Wow Kammy, you did a fantastic job on this!! I love it! I would have just passed right on by that piece before!

  14. OMG this is tooooooo cute!!!! love it!!!!

    thank you for coming by my blog and commenting!


  15. Such a great pattern and colors! Your little sewing bench will make all the other sewing benches jealous...and me too!

  16. That turned out so cute!! I love the colors....and I'm your newest follower. I would love for you to link up at SHOW-licous Craft Showcase.

    Just follow this link...http://sew-licious.blogspot.com/2013/04/show-licious-craft-showcase-26.html.


  17. This is absolutely gorgeous! Great makeover and the colors are fab! New follower!

  18. So cute! I love the plaid inside!

  19. Love your bench Kammy... that fabric is gorgeous and that paint is perfect. I'm featuring your sweet bench in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

  20. So cute! I love the plaid on the inside....that fabric is gorgeous!

  21. Thanks so much for posting this, Kammy! I have an old vinyl sewing bench that I got from my MIL. It is in great condition, but ugly as sin. I've been trying to figure out what to do with it and now I know! Thank you for the inspiration! This is gorgeous now. I'm your newest GFC follower.

  22. Love the new fabric! This can now be on display it's so dang cute! ~di

  23. If that isn't the cutest thing I've seen in a long time! Yes, love that fabric!

  24. Wow I love this. I'm pretty sure I need a sewing storage bench now... It would be the perfect place to keep my fabric!

  25. Love the fabric and love the sewing storage bench. I definitely need one of those.

  26. Super cool looking! I have a sewing storage chair that I picked up at a yard sale for ... $3!!!! it has ugly plasticy stuff on it, but now that I see this I know how I want to finish it! Basically it is exactly the same as yours except it also has a back on it!

  27. It's so cute!! I have one similar to this and it's on my list to do, thanks for the inspiration!!

    Jenny from diywithjenandb.blogspot.com


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