Monday, March 29, 2010

Sewing Excursions

So if you've been to my home you've seen the ugliness that is this chair

I've been talking about recovering it for quite some time now but I just dreaded doing it. But I couldn't take looking at it anymore. It was ugly! It was a lint collector! But it was FREE! Yep, I took it off someones hands for free. I'm always up for a project.

A couple months back Jenny and I were garage saling and I found some material and knew it was what I wanted to cover the chair in. (Truth be told I found some at Hobby Lobby but being the cheapo I am I refused to pay $8 a yard for it, so I waited I knew something better would come a long)

Anyway, we were at the garage sale and I found 5 yards of this fabric along with a couple other types of fabric, ribbon a basket and some vintage newspaper. I got it all for $1. Yep, I just typed that, ONE DOLLAR!

First, I stripped the hideousness off of the cushions.

I had a staple gun so recovering the ottoman was super easy.

The sewing machine took care of the rest after I made a pattern for the cushions. This project actually didn't take as long as I had thought and was pretty easy. Which actually ticked me off since I'd been putting it off for so long thinking that it would take too much time.

Anyway, here is the finished product.....

Did I mention that this whole project (including the chair itself) cost me about $.25,yes, A QUARTER! Give or take a few pennies. :)

D.C. in Pictures

So I know I'm behind on blogging... I have no excuses except laziness.

And I'm going to post D.C. pics but I'm gonna be even more lazy and not even write captions.. :/ All the captions are on facebook as well as TONS more pictures! So if you would like to see the rest just friend request me on there.

So almost two weeks are the pictures.

Any questions? Leave a comment :)

Sunday, March 14, 2010

D.C. Update

Because I'm so tired right now I'm just going to entice you with a few pictures until I feel like writing again. Afterall, it's dinner time and Heather and Jason have cooked me a savory meal that I must go eat ;)

See ya soon friends!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

D.C. Day 2

On day 2, Heather and I had to head on base (did I mention Jason's in the air force?) for her doctor's appointment.

After a very interesting visit filled with rude people we finally got out of there around 3 and decided to just do some light shopping.

We went to Michael's and bought stuff to decorate our tea party hats for Heather's birthday tea party on the 16th.

It was a short day.

We headed back to the house to cook dinner, Paula Dean's enchiladas.

Then we went to Jason's volleyball game on base where they kicked some major tush! Go Jason!

We came home and enjoyed relaxing a bit before bed.

D.C. Day 1

So I must first thank Ms. Jenny for waking up at the buttcrack of dawn to take me to the airport on the 10th.

I was up at 4:30 and she was there by 6. My flight left for D.C. at 8. It was quite the early morning.

I was so excited to see Heather & Jason when I got off the plane. It had been entirely too long since I'd got to spend time with them.

We headed to lunch at a really fun brick oven pizza place called Romomo's. It was very delish.

Then we chatted about fun times on our way to the Metro station. Which included a hilarious story about when Heather's mom wrapped all their Christmas gifts one year and didn't put any one's name on them. Which meant that everyone opened each other's gifts. I swear the story is hilarious, I mean I almost peed my pants. Really, it was a close call.

Heather and I decided to spend the first day walking around downtown D.C. I got my first look at all the greatness that resides in our capital. But because the weather wasn't as clear as I wanted it to be we are going back tomorrow or Wednesday for a photo op.

Including but not limited to, the capital, the white house, the Washington Monument. And a little browsing at H&M.

I really loved Union Station. It had alot of beautiful architecture on the inside.

Heather and I grabbed a quick snack at Au Bon Pain. This place had such wonderful pastries. I was definitely a fan.

Overall, I found the Metro station and public transportation in general in D.C. quite nice and clean. I was really impressed. It was nothing like when I visited Chicago. I thought the underground transportation was positively gross.

Anyway, I'm off subject. Heather and I headed back to where Jason had dropped us off and then we went home and cooked a yummy dinner.

It was a great first day in a new place with old friends.

* I didn't take too many pictures the first day I more so just got a feel for things. Knowing I'd be here 8 days, I know I'd have time to see it all. Plus, I just concentrated on catching up with friends.

**** So I'm only posting a few pictures because they're messing up when I try to add them and they aren't edited....don't worry there will be more to come soon :)