Sunday, January 31, 2010

Thank you so much for the comments on the chair redo. When I was posting I didn't think anyone would actually be reading my blog! You have motivated me to do more and finish all the projects I have laying around here!

I thought I would share this idea for sidelights or any window you would like to add a design to. I have two windows on the side of my front door. It would drive me crazy when people would come to the door and look through them. Privacy people! I really liked the look of the faux rod iron, but at a price of $125 a window I new I could do better! (I am really thrifty like that!)

My brother has a vinyl business, so I talked him into cutting these for me. So they were free! (But if you would like some, he would sell them for around $40-75 a window depending on the size and detail.)

We first cut out the brown layer and then added a frosted vinyl over that for the privacy. I liked it both ways, you wouldn't have to add the frosted layer. I love how it still lets the light in, and it looks so neat at night when the porch lights illuminate through.

So what do you think? I need to get a better camera and become a better photographer, but hopefully you can get the idea. The best part about it is it's vinyl so when you are tired of it you can just peel it right off. I choose a dark brown, but you could do any color you wanted. My brother liked it so much he did a frosted vinyl on his windows. He likes more of a modern look and did a geometric square pattern that looked really great.

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


OK folks, here it is... my first blog post! I have been wanting to do a blog for a while and have been putting off getting started. So at 11PM here I sit instead of being on the treadmill, I am blogging! Be patient, it might take some time to get it slicked up around here! I have much more talent when it comes to tangible projects!

Well lets start off with a chair redo! On one of my treasure hunts I saw this out dated, forest green check chair for $4. It was very sturdy and the foam was in good shape. I thought it was a great deal and would be the perfect size for my daughter's room. It's not a small kids size chair but it's not full size either?? So it was perfect for my growing 7 yr old.


It was at this point when my husband walked through the door! He thought I had lost it when I told him that I had just bought this chair! (Oh, he has no idea what he is in for!)

And here is the AFTER. I didn't get a picture, but it looks cute in my daughters room against her butter yellow walls and bright tropical bedding.
With the trim, fabric and chair this project was a total of $20 and took me an evening to do! Not bad for an nice upholstered chair!

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