So here is another 5 minute makeover:
What did I spray the legs with....wait for it....wait for it......yes, whoever guessed Rustoleum Oil-Rubbed Bronze spray paint is the winner of a $100 gift certificate to the "Good Job, you know me so well store"!
Now you can stay here and like the instant gratification that spray paint gives us all, plus a few loopy ideas from all the fumes....
or if you have about another 30 minutes total for the two chairs you can go from great to....
SHAZAM! That looks high class!
How is this possible you say? Covered buttons!!! These are thee single best way to make your projects (clothes or home dec) look custom and the ideas are endless because you can use any fabric. ANY!!!
I just went through my fat quarter stash and found a cool sunburst pattern and the covered eight buttons in about 10 minutes. The drilling took another 5 minutes and the sewing of the buttons onto the chairs another 15= 30 minute makeover. Go here to see how to cover your buttons. Go, go now. I'll wait while you read.
Wow, your fast!Now did you really read how to cover buttons or did you just buy the cliff notes blog post?
Okay, back to reality.....
I made an 8.5 square template to mark on the back of the chairs because if I really screwed this up, the back might be maimed but the front would still be intact. Mark a dot at each of the four corners.
Can you even SEE the dots?......
I didn't get a pic of this before I started drilling but you will want to make a hole in the fabric large enough for your drill bit to pass through. Why? Because if you don't, your drill bit will rip all of the fabric off of your chair and she will be bald.
NOT a good look for any chair trying to get her groove back.
Drill through the wood and use a long Doll needle to sew on your buttons. Turn her back over and gasp in delight at your mad sewing skills! If this is your first time doing this, it might take you a bit longer but not much.
This is the back. These buttons help anchor the other buttons and keep the tufting tight.
Sorry about the pics. These didn't turn out as well as I thought but I was losing daylight and y'all know what happens then...zombies! Just kidding but my son is sitting next to me commenting on how I never include him in any of my posts so that should keep him quiet for oh, about, a minute! Love you big boy!
Why do I like initials so much?
I love how they turned out and since tufting on furniture is all the rage these days, apparently now these chairs are uber trendy as well. Always wanted to use that term, uber......just rolls off of the tongue. I am just glad to finally have a seating arrangement in my foyer. Slow and steady feathers the nest....
What do you think?
Always being renewed,