Tuesday, July 16, 2013

DIY: Shabby Chic Office Chair Redo

I've had this chair longer than I can remember, it was all black and the stretchy plastic part of the back of the chair was breaking off. This chair needed a serious redo. I hated everything about that chair! One day I finally did something about it and I absolutely love it now! 

  • (1) yard of cute fabric
  • (1) yard of white fabric
  • (2) white primer spray cans specifically for plastic [*very important*]
  • (2) spray cans [color of choice]
  • (1) staple gun
  • (1) scissors
  • (1) screwdriver

The first thing I did was take apart the chair completely. The seat and the back popped off with little help from my husband (I could have done it :P), my seat had 4 smaller screwed that I needed to undo first, then my hubby helped me pop the plastic off. The next thing I did was spray paint everything. Let it dry in between coats.

While everything is getting dry, cut two pieces of fabric, one is the white that will go under the other piece of fabric for the back and the seat. 

Staple both pieces of fabric around the back/seat. (I left the original black fabric on both.) After you are finished, cut off the excess fabric with scissors.

After everything is dry, grab both the seat and the back pieces and pop them back. Assemble it back together and you are done!

Good luck! Thanks for reading. :)

Friday, July 12, 2013

DIY: Easy Ruler Clip Art Holder

A while ago I decided I wanted to create an arts and craft space for my creative toddler in my office/craft space. Well, I finally got some time to make it happen! I will sharing that space in a different post because it is not quite finished it. I have to finish it before I post about it.... :) Well, anyway.... I had a pinned a pin on pinterest about a cute way of displaying art from a post on ana-white.com. I pinned and never looked back, until recently. I wanted to show you all my results and now easy it was! I basically used all of Ana's idea and changed it a bit. I think my way is a bit easier and in my opinion cuter!


  • (1) yard stick
  • (1) pack of wood clothespins
  • (1) set of acrylic paint
  • (1) hot glue gun
  • (2) wood nails
  • (1) hammer

The first thing I did was measure the wall where I wanted to put the ruler. The space I'm using for my son is in the corner and it was around 30 inches so I had to saw off a couple of inches off the yardstick for it to fit on my wall. If you are putting this in a space longer than a yard, you can skip this step.

Next, measure where you want to put the clothespins on the ruler. I put my first pin on the middle of inch 2, the rest I put them 3 inches apart, and the last one was on the middle of inch 26 (remember my ruler is only 28 inches). I used 9 clothespins on my project. After you have all that information, gather your supplies to paint your clothespins. I used normal size wood clothespins. I couldn't find the jumbo clothes pins that Ana used on hers, but it's okay... I actually like the smaller ones better. :)

Then, take apart the clothespins you are using like I have shown in the picture above. Don't forget to paint the front, the back, and the sides.

I mixed some of the colors around to get extra colors because I only used 6 of colors on my small acrylic set. 

Let it dry.

Put the clothespins back together and use your hot glue to put them on the ruler. I put my clothespins facing down and up so I could put smaller things on the top. Let it sit for a couple of minutes, then nail directly to the wall. And you are done! How cute?!

Thanks for reading!

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