Thursday, April 17, 2014

I'm Late....Grey Dey # 26....


Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!
I'm late...I'm late....for a very important date! 
Oh my....needless to say, I've been a bit "preoccupied" today. 
So sorry. Here is my humble Grey Dey offering....

...I've been experimenting with some paint techniques before I take the plunge and apply this technique to my Master Bedroom armoire. I hope to reveal the room real soon. In the meantime....


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Thursday, April 10, 2014

Grey Dey Thursdey #25...


Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!
Keeping it simple this week....

..on my "work table." 


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Monday, April 7, 2014

DIY Dining Room Chair Back Covers...

I‘ve been “sitting on a secret” for a little while now and, sorry to say, but I’m going to have to “sit on it” a little while longer so as not to jinx myself. Ha! Suffice it to say that I’m expecting a visit from a “special someone” and  La Maison PML needs some sprucing up!

I decided to add some slipcovers to the chair backs in my dining room. I can’t quite bring myself to paint my dining room set, and I'm trying to get away from the dark wood pieces around here, so this was the next best thing.....




~*~Materials~*~

Fabric: I used canvas dropcloth
Lace for trim (optional)
Scissors
Measuring tape/ruler
Wax Paper or any large sheet of paper
Pencil
Sewing Machine



FYI: If you can sew a “straight stitch”, this project is simple!

Start by laying your chair on your sheet of paper and tracing all around it.....



...decide where you want your finished slipcover to “end” and measure. 
I wanted mine to meet the edge of my table...


....if you will be adding a trim to your slipcover, measure its’ width and subtract that from your 1st measurement....if you will NOT be adding a trim to your slipcover , add about 1/2” to your measurement (for your finished hem) and then cut your template....
~*~my trim~*~




...lay your template onto your fabric and cut. You’ll need 2 pieces per slipcover. 

 Since I used painter's dropcloth, my fabric has no “right” or “wrong” side so I just placed them one on top of the other to sew.  If you use a printed fabric, make sure you have the “right” sides of your fabric facing each other before you start sewing.
(for a tutorial on how to bleach and soften drop cloth, go...HERE)



I sewed about 1/4” around 3 sides of my slipcover. Since I’m adding a trim, I left the bottom edge “raw” but if you will not be adding a trim, you will need to fold this edge over and sew a hem. 


I decided that I wanted my trim to meet "halfway in" on the back of my slipcover.....you can pin it in place if you’d like. 


Using a straight stitch, sew the trim onto the bottom edge of the slipcover where the trim meets the raw edge and about 1/4" up. 


...the finished trim on the back of the slipcover....


...the finished trim on the front of the slipcover....

....turn your slipcover “right side out” and you're done!


For the slipcovers around my dining room table, I added the words: “Bon Appetit”. 

I used “The Citrasolv Method” for transferring the words to the fabric.


(to learn how to use The Citrasolv Method for  transferring an image go...HERE


If you’d like to hand paint/stencil a design onto your fabric like this....

...go HERE

~*~BEFORE~*~

~*~AFTER~*~

Stay tuned for my Master Bedroom Reveal (as soon as those darn walls are finished) and more DIY projects around  La Maison PML  while I prepare for my “special someone”....

Happy day Mes Amies!

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Grey Dey #24...

Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!
Sharing some sweet petite gifts from a beloved friend...



“Merci” my friend...j’adore!


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Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Blissful Whites....

A beautiful card....






..."simplicity" on this Blissful Whites Wednesday. 
Happy day Mes Amies!


Thursday, March 27, 2014

Grey Dey Thursdey #23....

Happy Grey Dey Thursdey Mes Amies!

Today, I’m sharing my "mood board" for my master bedroom makeover...


...I've made some "additions" to it as this project unfolds....










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Friday, March 14, 2014

DIY Simple Seat Cover Tutorial...



The makeover in the "Master" continues....
Here's a simple seat cover tutorial...
it’s similar to the DIY post of my painted seat covers ....

"Before"




"After"






Materials
Paint: I used an interior latex paint in a satin finish: Bone White by Ben Moore
~Fabric: "Damask Grey" exclusively for JoAnn Fabric

~ Screwdriver 
~ Scissors
~ Measuring tape
~ Staple gun (or hot glue gun)

Remove the seat from its' frame.....



Start by laying your seat on your fabric and cut at least a 4” border all around it.

Make sure the “right side” of your seat and the ”wrong side” of your fabric are facing each other before you adhere the fabric to the seat. 




I used a small staple gun for this project but a glue gun will do the job just as well.
Start by folding one edge of fabric over and stapling it to the wood. It helps to lay your seat on a hard surface and use firm, even pressure as you staple.



I staple every 3 inches or so. Next, staple the opposite side of the seat and be sure to pull your fabric “taught” before stapling.

Now you’re ready for the other 2 “sides” of the seat and your “corner folds.” 

Fold the fabric as you would when wrapping a present. Staple where you would normally use “tape.” Repeat this step for all 4 corners of your seat. 





"After"




I'm making progress and will be sharing a 
"How To Make Your Own Bedskirt" tutorial and also some of my painted furniture pieces real soon. 
In the meantime...Happy Weekend Mes Amies!