Chair Redone

The wood on this chair looks great. It matches the table that is in my craft room. And the new garage sale find, an Ikea desk that is REALLY sturdy! Well, only compared to my table that I can never seem to tighten enough. I unscrewed the seat from the bottom and used a flat head screwdriver to pry the staples out of it and take off the fabric.

I used an old table cloth for fabric to cover the seat of my chair. It was important to check both sides of the used fabric to make sure there weren’t any stains in the piece that I wanted to use. I cut out the fabric a few inches wider than my seat and cut out the corners so there would be less fabric to get in the way.

Next, I folded the fabric over before I stapled it, to keep the edges from fraying. Once I finished stapling then I screwed the seat back onto the chair and it was done. Doesn’t look as awesome as it could be with different fabric, but with using what I had it looks great!

My husband wonders why he spent money on my “bling” if its always turned around so no one can see the stones, but I do have them and I love them!



Ribbon Memo Board

Many people have done this project, and if not, you need to try it. It was easy and it’s useful.


Mine were both made from what I had around the house, left overs from other projects. The first one I did I used a wooden picture frame that had held a mirror (used on the wanted poster). It was from the dollar tree. I put cardboard inside the frame to back it since I had taken the mirror out.

First you want to find fabric, batting and ribbon. The fabric needs to be a few inches bigger than your frame on each side. The batting should be the same. I didn’t have batting, so I used stuffing. It came out a bit more lumpy, I like to think of it as cloud-like. The ribbon is tricky, measure your frame diagonally (I got 17 inches), add 2-3 inches (20). Multiply that by 4 (80).

Lay down your fabric and then your batting. Fold around the edges of your frame and staple them down. I used a staple gun, but a normal stapler can work also. Make sure you pull the fabric tight.

Next you will cut your ribbon. Of your total length, cut it in half. Then cut one of the halves into a quarter of the original length. Now you have a half piece, and two quarter pieces. Take one of the quarters and staple the edge onto the corner of the back of your frame.

Pull the ribbon across the front of the frame (over your fabric and batting) and staple the other side to the back of the frame. Make sure that the ribbon is laying flat. Do the same thing from the other two corners.

Next take the half piece of ribbon and staple it on the back between the two side corners. Pull the ribbon across the front of the frame to the middle of the top of the frame and staple it on the back. Fold the ribbon to go over the front of the frame and pull to the next side and staple it on the back. Fold it over, and pull it to the bottom middle of the frame. Staple and fold again. Pull it over back to the original side of the frame and staple it next to the other end of the ribbon. Confusing? The first picture is of the finished back of the first sample and the pictures below that are of my second sample. The thinner black ribbon is the first two quarters you stapled on, and the thicker brown ribbon is the single half-piece of ribbon.


That was all that I did on the first sample, I liked it just the way it was, I pinned on a cute flower and cute pin for whatever I wanted to hang on it later. The second sample I added a little more. I used pins to hold down the ribbons a bit tighter and for some cuter looks. On the backside after I pushed the pin though the cardboard I bent them and put a piece of duct tape to hold them down better. (If its on the back who cares what it looks like 🙂 I also stapled a loop of ribbon at the top to use when I went to hang it up. There are all sorts of variations you can do for this idea, just be creative and use what you have! You can find the first sample on etsy.com. Thanks for reading!