Wednesday, August 6, 2008

Do You See What I No Sew?

This is a project that I am seriously embarrassed to even call a "project". I mean really! It took 30 minutes.. tops!

About a month ago I was in Goodwill and found this bed skirt. It is from the same Waverly decorator group that I used to decorate my office. I originally purchased the group at Target several years ago and it has long since been discontinued. When I found the bed skirt I was tickled because I don't plan on ever having a bed in the room. I had no idea what I was going to do with it. But it was only $3.99. I couldn't just leave it there. Surely I can use it somehow? Then it occurred to me that I had seen something, somewhere at some point. Can't remember where.And I am the first to admit. I am not very creative. However, I can copy anything.

So! This is what I decided to do.... Put a skirt on my wicker chair.















Before.... cute! right? OOOH! But it can be cuter!


Materials needed.... Glue Gun, Bed Skirt and Scissors.... Ya! That's it!

Turn the chair upside down...








Make sure you have plenty of help... Here my number 1 personal assistant is doing a great job of delegating...


Cut the ruffle away from the main part of the fabric...

Make sure the glue gun is plugged in... Here my number 2 personal assistant assures me that it is.


Glue the ruffle around the inside rim of the seat using the salvage that you left on the ruffle. I started at a back leg to hide where the fabric meets... yet another no sew shortcut. Let the glue cool...


Turn the chair back over! Foof the ruffle... And now it is not just cute... Its SUPER cute!

Thank you to the little people that made this possible... Midge.. Fletch... I couldn't have done it with out your help!

5 comments:

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

You are crafty and creative! Well done and awesome personal assistants. :)

Janna said...

Cute baby kitties! And I like the chair. When you first explained it to me, that's not what I had pictured, but I like that better!

Nikki via The Scarlett Rose Garden said...

Super cute indeed!! I love a good no-sew!
It's so nice to have helpers, isn't it?

Myrna said...

Too cute for words! Very clever idea! ;-)

Jannet said...

What a lovely project, turned out great and I love the pillow too. Your trusty assistans is just so adorable cute!!!!