Friday, July 17, 2015

Bean Bag Chairs

How cute are these bean bags? I love them! Too bad they're so sad and flat but I just love that they're square instead of a more traditional round.

A friend wanted me to take one of them and empty it into the others to fill them out a little but I couldn't bare to empty any of them, they're just too cute. Instead I did a quick search and found some bean bag filler for really cheap. So now instead of three half empty bean bags, or just two sort of full ones we get three adorable and fluffy, practically new bean bags for hardly any effort. 
I bought the filler online and I couldn't believe how big the box was and just how little it weighed. I took a picture with the girls so you could see how large it was. 

I was prepared for the filling to be a messy job but I saw this brilliant idea online, you take an empty paper towel roll (or on my case a hacked off fabric bolt roll) and you tape it to the bag like a nozel, here's a photo to help explain. 

Then you can pour from one bag to another. Even with this hack it still left a little to be vacuumed. 

It was well worth the effort though. 

Thursday, July 16, 2015

Dining Room Chairs

It became clear to me recently that I'm developing a reputation for upholstery. A friend of a friend on Facebook asked who they would contact to have some dining room chairs upholstered and three different people tagged me. I was happy to respond. When I asked what sort of fabric they wanted they said they didn't really care as long as they were no longer fuzzy pink. I don't blame them. There were 6 total, 2 with arms and 4 without.

We went with a really dark black/brown, super soft and rich faux leather that was a lot nicer than I expected it to be. Here are the seats all stacked together, ready to be reassembled. 

And all 6 of them, lined up. 

I love the way they turned out, it really updated the whole look of the chairs. I always feel like a broken record because every time I finish a job I can't help but proclaim, "it looks brand new!"

And a couple before and after pictures, because everyone love a before and after.