I've been so excited to show you guys this project and am so glad to finally have it up and live. This is a super fun way to re vamp an old chair and give it not only a fresh new look but also a graphic flair. I made mind for about $20 all together.
Here is what you'll need:
Thick canvas fabric
Iron on transfer paper
2. Remove cushion so that you can spray paint the chair.
3. Spray paint your chair in a well ventilated area (I painted mine outside) Paint a light coat over the entire chair and repeat this process four or five times keeping the layers thin for fast drying and to avoid drips.
4. Remove nails or staples from the underneath side of the chair cushion. If they are nails, try and save the nails and re use them. Line up your fabric and use your knees to press the wood down to press the stuffing down when you nail or staple your fabric to the back of the cushion. This will make it nice and tight. Nail or staple down your fabric to the board every 1/2 inch. The more nails and staples the better.
5.To create your graphic here is a link to a free photo and image editing program that works great and is not a trial version. It really is completely free. You can use the software to create your own Iron on image. Another thing you can do is find some great images or designs on google images to use instead of creating your own. Since the project is for your own personal use you can use just about anything you can find online.
My cushion was bigger and in order to cover it the way that I wanted I needed to use several sheets of iron on transfer paper and piece them together afterward.
6.Follow the iron or instructions to place your graphic design.
7. Make sure everything is dry and cooled down before you screw the seat back on to your chair.
And there you go, taking antique chairs to a whole other level!
I just love magnet boards and think that the bigger the better. I made a personalized magnet board last year and gave it away as a Christmas present. But I had yet to make one for my own home. So I thought It was about time I made my own. However, it had to be huge, colorful and full of personality if it was going to be included in my new office space. So here is a different take on making a magnet board.
So I took my time picking out just the right color and found a large enough wooden frame at a yard sale for just $10. Next I wanted my magnets to reflect my style and personality so I designed some fun images I could use to make glass magnets. Lucky for you guys I made a free printable for some fun girly images that you can just print out and easily add to your magnets without all the hassle of designing anything.
-large wooden frame
-sheet metal cut to size
(Can be found at Home depot, and have them cut it to size for you)
-a bag of clear accent gems (found at most dollar or craft stores)
Printed EMI printable of magnet images
Spray paint (color of choice)
paper glue stick
hot glue/hot glue gun
Click here for the step by step tutorial on how to make the boards and magnets.
The thicker the sheet metal, the sturdier
Wait at least an hour or more after spray painting to add the sheet metal to frame so that your paint job wont get messed up.
Use clear glue with the magnets
Here are what the magnets should come out like. Don't worry about getting to precises on cutting them out, the clear gems act as magnifiers so the edges aren't as noticeable.
Also remember all EMI designs and images are for personal use. The magnet images printable is not to be used for logo's or re distributed without my express permission. Please contact me at everydaymomideas at hotamail dot com if you have any questions.
I hope you have a lot of fun with this project and found this post to be helpful and fun.
If you are in Utah, or know someone in Utah then I have a contest for you... AND your friends.
Plus this comes at the perfect time of year to be getting professional photos done so this is going to be fun and exciting.
This contest is featuring Kati.Ann.Photography, and when the contest is all said and done there will be not 1, not 2, but 3 winners!
Kati.Ann.Photography specializes in outdoor natural light photography, families, seniors, kids, and couples. Kati loves fresh locations, vivid colors, and real emotion in the photos. Kati prides herself in being able to make any person feel comfortable in front of the camera and being able to capture amazing pictures. Most of all, she prides herself on being affordable, with current session pricing at $40 for the session, which INCLUDES the CD and copyright release.
Here's How to Enter To Win
Here's the contest details, they are simple, I promise. :)
1st-Submit a photo to EMI's facebook page: Share with us the WORST photo your family or you have ever had taken and upload it to EMI's Facebook page. Label it "Worst Photo Contest"
2nd- You've got to "Like" Kati Ann Photography's Facebook page.
3rd- You've got to get your friends and family to vote on your bad photo.
#1 WINNER: whoever has the most likes on their pictures, win.
#2 WINNER: the winner gets to pick 1 of their friends that liked their picture to also get a free session.
#3 WINNER:, Kati.Ann.Photography will also pick one of your friends to get a free session.
So tell your friends that if they help you with this contest, they too can win a session as well!
The contest ends Friday November 25th at Midnight (mountain standard time)
Photo session is located in Salt Lake City, Utah
I never thought after I got married that I would ever go back to College. Then I had kids and due to circumstances I found myself reluctantly being a stay at home mom. I gradually fell in love with my new domestic roll and found the blessings from getting to focus a lot of time and attention on my family was well worth the sacrifice's.
For most our marriage (9 years) we have lived in a small town of hard working people where there is not a day care in sight. With all my friends and relatives working full time jobs, having kids meant someone has to stay home and take care of them. So for the last seven years I have been unemployed and know more about Yo Gabba Gabba then I care to admit. If I wanted to learn something new I had to self teach myself via computer. But over time a new fear had arisen... "what if something happened to my husband and he would not be able to provide for us?" With little marketable skills and being un-employed for so long my prospects looked bleak. I would barely be qualified to work at a fast food joint. This fear remained with me through the years and I just prayed that this fear would not come to life.
Well my husband lost his nice job as a supervisor for a youth treatment center he had worked at for six years and thankfully his aunt quickly hired him at her family restaurant. While this was a cut in pay with no benefits we were grateful to be making it by but the busy season was ending and we were looking down a scary tunnel. But somehow we were blessed again and just when we needed it most he got employed at another youth treatment center. But he had to start out at the bottom... Well I think heavenly father was really looking out for us because in a short three months my husband was promoted three times, all the way back up to a supervisor position. Now as if we were not blessed enough a new job offer came up six months later for an even better job to work for the state in the Juvenile Justice department with full benefits. The only problem... We were going to have to move our family across the state.
We would have to leave our lovely home we built, my husbands home town and all his family. This was also the only home my two boys ages five and six had ever known. Could we gamble all that we loved in hopes that this job would open doors for us to continue to grow and thrive? It was a big desision to make. In the end we realized that there was just no room to grow in our current situation. So we made the leap of faith.
We have been so blessed to get wonderful neighbors that helped us move in and bring us yummy treats to welcome us to the neighborhood. And the cool thing is the next door neighbors had two boys the same ages and school year as our boys. And I aslo can't tell you how nice it is to live in a place where pizza can be delivered right to your door. Its amazing! You know what else they have here... Colleges! Infact they have THREE! And they were calling out to me...
At first I would say self defeating things to myself like "I'm to old, I wont fit in, I can't afford it, I'm not smart enough, I'm being greedy to want more, I don't have the time, I can't get up that early," And people kept telling me that it would be a great time to have another baby now that my boys were both in school, and I could see their point but I kept being drawn toward the thought of going back to school. And then somehow it was like the perfect opportunity started to created itself. My husbands shift became an evening shift so he would be home in the morning to take care of our kindergartner until he went to school at noon. And my morning classes would be over by 1pm giving me two hours of uninterrupted homework time! Then I was able to work with various state programs to help me pay for most of my tuition. It was like my heavenly father said "I have made a way, what will you do with it?"
Well I am happy to report that I am currently three weeks away from the end of my first term and am getting strait A's, loving my classes and making friends. All this from a person who in all her school days rarely got good grades, made friends or even felt comfortable in her own skin let alone a classroom full of 18 year olds. The thing is school hasn't changed much over time... I have. I think being a wife and mom all these years has really helped me to come into my own and has educated me with real world experiences that I can use to apply my new college information too. That college may just be wasted on the young and is perfect for people who have lived and understand the value of a good education the way most just-out-of-high-school-students can't. What's really neat is to see the people in their 40's and 50's in my classes trying to better themselves and their situations no matter their age. I've come to realize that life really is what I make out of it and that the education of Julia is never really over and can be found in the most unsuspecting places like a home full of children or in a comment given by a college peer twice my age wearing the same nerdy backpack as me.
I also have a blog where you can keep up with my latest projects and get coupon codes for my shop!
Today im a guest blogger for EMI and im super excited to share my tutorial with you guys!
2 way glue or double sided tape
2 pieces of paper/cardstock
Step 1: You'll need to find something round to trace, depending on what size of hat your wanting to make! I used a lid to a pan! Trace a circle on each piece of your cardstock!
Step 2: Cut the circles out!
Step 3: Use can use 2 way glue or double sided tape for this part! Put a little bit of either on one round part of the circle and attach the other circle to it, overlapping the circle a little...
Step 6: Glue the ribbon to the inside of the top of the hat!
Step 7: Cut a small rectangle of tulle, scrunch it together and fold it in half...
Step 8: Glue pom poms around the edge, right belowen the ribbons!
Step 9: Push the hat together ...
and punch holes...
Step 10: put a dab of hot glue ontop of the hole and punch an eyelet through the hole!
Step 11: (final step!) String elastic through each side and knot!
Your hat is done! :)
I've been working on this digital scrapbooking kit for almost three months and couldn't wait to show it to you guys! I wanted to come up with a unique take on an autumn kit but also do something original and I swear foxes are going to be the new "owls".
And I am really loving the fun wood grains we are starting to see out there as well and thought I should throw a little bit of that in as well with a touch of whimsy. You are also going to be seeing a few fun DIY projects coming up that incorporate the fox as well here at EMI so stay tuned for that.
Here is a paper preview so you can get a better look at some of the unique fun papers that go along with this free kit. Remember all of my designs and kits are strictly for personal use only so if you want to use it for anything outside of that you should email me at everydaymomideas at hotmail dot com with any questions you have. I will be more than happy to work something out with you.
Also, I love seeing your work, it fuels me to make more free kits for you guys to download so PLEASE email me or post on my Facebook page images of your projects that include any of my designs! And your creations will most likely get featured in an upcoming "What you've been up to" post with a link back to your blog or web site (optional).
Download "Hello Foxy" full kit HERE at Media Fire.
(Please leave a comment if you download)
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An updated version of Hello Foxy is now available at my etsy shop Designing Pixel Dust for instant download.