Tuesday, September 9, 2014

diy chair cushion

Fall is the perfect time to paint furniture out-doors and pretty-up chair cushions. 
 I loved the carved wood details on my hand-me-down chair. The ruddy brown finish & old cushion, not so much! So, I painted the chair and recovered the cushion. My complete refinish and how-to guide is posted on Guidecentral.
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From My Front Porch to Yours

Thursday, September 4, 2014

Pumpkin Pillows

I love chenille blankets and pillows, so I made these cozy, pumpkin face, pillowcases with remnants of a vintage chenille blanket. You can buy a set in my Sewsweetvintageco
Esty shop.how to make a jack-o-lantern, pumpkin, pillow case and pillow cover, with chenille and a dish towel
Chrissy, of Adventures in DIY, who was so clever to make dish towel pillow covered pillows for her porch, inspired me to make a  pumpkin pillow cover (see below). 
My pumpkin pillow cover is also made with a $1 dish towel from IKEA.  It has a pocket opening on the back, instead of the looped button like Chrissy's. The face is crafted with cotton fabric and iron on fuse it webbing. 
how to make a jack-o-lantern, pumpkin pillow, cover
Happy Halloween!
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From My Front Porch to Yours