Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Girl Nursery Makeover

Camille and I did another room makeover! This time it was a nursery. Our neighbor has 3 boys and was pregnant with her 4th and was finally getting a girl! She decided she wanted hot pink and grey.

BEFORE--boy toddler room

AFTER--hot pink and grey nursery! We wanted it to look sophisticated. Camille did a great job hanging the curtains. We were determined to do all the "man work" ourselves this time. Tip--get a really light weight mini drill, so much easier for the ladies!

Chair and footstool--BEFORE--faded light pink mauve velvet chair that we rescued from the thrift store for $5. 

It was headed for the dumpster and we talked the sales guy into letting us buy it---well he told us we couldn't buy it AND we couldn't take it…and since I usually don't take "no" for an answer very well, I asked if I could talk to someone else. Next guy came out after we overheard the first guy say, "they won't leave!" He was happy to sell it to us for what we wanted to pay…$5. 

We were laughing about this story and telling my husband about it, and he jokingly said--"that's why we're married…you won't take "no" for an answer". Let's just say he was more nervous than I was about getting married. haha!

After we got the chair home, we realized it looked pretty sad, faded, and tired. I started thinking, maybe we can dye it! I googled it and found someone that had done it. So we gave it a try!

AFTER!! Rit dye worked FABULOUS!! The footstool, I picked up at a free yardsale. I cut the pillow top thing off and slipcovered it in some of my leftover grey polka dot fabric.

3 cups hot water and 4 capfuls RIT dye, put in spray bottle and saturate the chair and let it dry in the sun. Wear gloves and do it outside!

The chair took the dye really well and once it was dry, it didn't transfer onto clothing.
 We picked up the chandelier for $7 and Camille spray painted the brass silver and the candle stick sections white to freshen it up. I finally learned how to switch out light fixtures, since I hated waiting for Heber to do it for me. We were pretty proud of our electrical abilities!

 Picked up changing station dresser for $40. We framed some scrapbooking paper in some $1 frames from the thrift store. Nicole still need to sew up the changing pad cover, so we just wrapped the fabric around it.

 Nicole with her 3 boys!

I made the bumpers of extra fabric I had kicking around.

 We found a $2 hot pink table cloth at the thrift store. I turned it into a bedskirt and was able to keep some of the original hemming which made it a quick sew.

 Original serged edges from Table cloth. There was only enough to do 3 sides--which I figured was fine, the one side is against the wall and you can't see it anyways.

 Her youngest boy is still in his crib, so we found this crib on (online classifieds) for $40. I use 2" foam to stuff my bumpers--it makes them stand up better than the batting filled ones. Foam usually runs $30 for a bumper set, but I lucked out and found a nice unused piece of foam at the thrift store for $2!

Nicoles budget was $200. Which was tight considering she had no furniture. The glider, changing station, and crib was staying in her youngest sons room.

Here's the breakdown
$40 dresser
$40 crib
$10 dye and spray paint
$15 curtains
$17 ikea curtain rod
$4 lamp
$2 foam
$30 hobby lobby accessories
$40 Thrift store (chandelier, clock, frames, linens, etc.)
$198 total!

It's amazing what you can do when you get creative, try to use what you have and shop second hand. Camille and I are working hard on our "Styling Cents"--reuse, repurpose, and revive your space decorating guide! Hoping to have it available in the next few months.

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Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Couch and Chair redo

Hi Shelly I just wanted to drop you a little note to say thank you for you expert advice in the ebook that you put together "get it covered" I just completed my first "real" on site fitting and dropped it off today It went perfectly and I could not have done it without your direction.
so Thank you Thank you;)

Thank you Shelley!!! I am so incredibly grateful for you sharing your knowledge. Your slipcover video and ebooks have given me the confidence and few new skills to start my own little slipcover business...And it is taking off!!! Up until now, all of the slipcovers I have made have been pin, cut, and sew, piece by piece. As long as I trust my pinning at my machine, it turns out beautiful. Thank you. Autumn

Autumn's SLIPCOVERS!!!

 Again, I feel like a proud momma!! ~ Nothing makes me happier than to see you all learn a new skill and put it to good use, whether you are just updating your own furniture or starting a home based business and updating someone else's furniture!

get it covered photo coveredbutton.jpgMy slipcover DVD shows you the basics. With this you will be able to complete your first project. This DVD is great for beginners to intermediate sewers.                                                                                                        

My Advanced guide builds on the skills you learned in my Slipcover DVD. I cover the detail techniques--patten matching, knife pleats, gathered skirts, different hem options, telephone arms, etc. Lots of what I show are aha moments to save you time and heartache.

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the whole 9 yards photo whole9yards.jpgMy Whole 9 Yards PDF talks about how to start and run a successful Slipcover Business of your own--From legal stuff, tax stuff, equipment, scheduling. hiring help, and managing your time.

Now onto business---
My client wanted to freshen things up for summer. She had a beautiful velvet couch already, but she picked up a similar shaped chair at a local consignment shop. She chose a chair that had a similar shape to the couch. They both have my favorite english rolled arms.
 Chair--BEFORE--brown corduroy.

 BEFORE--brown velvet couch

AFTER--white cotton heavy canvas fabric

 She had some amazing pieces--loved her coffee table in the rustic wood and the textured rug…PERFECT!

 Also--how cute is that basket???

 She decided she wanted to do tall skirts to mix up the look from before.

The slipcovers brightened up her whole space.

Side Note--Spent a fabulous weekend with Gina from Slipcover Chic and Kristi from Pink and Polka Dot doing a little continuing education--We spent our time on Waterfall skirts, parson chairs, wing backs, and pillows.
 I took the redeye flight in to North Carolina and Kristi picked me and and we met Gina at Dockside for lunch on the water.

 Gina had the cutest workroom, where we lounged, laughed, took pics, instagrammed, and worked.

 We also spent some time at the beach! I love the beach. I grew up in Southern California, so the beach is my happy place! Utah is beautiful and the mountains are amazing--but there's nothing like the beach. Can't wait for our annual Carlsbad beach camping trip with my neighbors.

OF course we hit up the local fabric store as well!