Monday, April 21, 2014

This ain't gonna be pretty!

I'm going to take a couple of days off from blogging this week. 

I'll be back on Wednesday afternoon to start this week's It's a Party. 

I'm going to show you what I'll be doing, but I don't want the first photo you see to be what I'm about to show you, so let's look at this first.

Easter 2014

Okay, are you ready? Here comes the ugliness!

Yes, that my friends, I'm ashamed to say, is our closet that we use everyday.
Pretty, huh? UGH!!!

My friend, Mindie, from Bacon Time with the Hungry Hypo was brave enough to post about her closet last week, so I thought I should "man up" and do the same. You can see how great hers turned out Here.

I've started working on it a tiny bit, but I need a full day (if not more!) to get it back to some kind of organized chaos.

When I finish it and if I'm still alive, I'm moving upstairs to the craft room.

(Brace yourself)

I don't know how it happened or even when it happened, but that's what my craft room looks like right now as we speak. Wow!

I know that's going to take a lot more than one day, but I hope to have a dent in it by Friday. Our beautiful and talented (buttering up) granddaughter, Jalynn, is going to be here with us and I'm hoping to bribe her into helping me. Wish me luck! Now that I think about it, that's really a mean thing for a grandma to do, isn't it?

So that's what I'll be up to and I hope you understand my absence for a few days. Believe me, I would much rather be right here on this computer with all of you.

Have a great week and I'll see you back here Wednesday!

Sunday, April 20, 2014

Happy Easter!

He is Risen!

He is Risen, indeed!

Have a beautiful Easter Sunday!

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

It's a Party! #154

Welcome to the party and thank you so much for joining us!

Is everyone ready for Easter? I can't believe it's here already. I hope this means that Spring is actually here, too! I (kind of) started packing winter clothes away and cleaning out our closets. What a job!! 

I can't wait to see what you all have been working on this past week, so let's get started!

Link up anything you want to share with us this week. It can be your fabulous craft, yummy recipe, giveaway, shop, etc.

I'll feature the Top 5 most viewed links next Wednesday. I started a board on Pinterest where I pin all of the fabulous features. You can follow along Here.

I would love for you to follow A Creative Princess while you're here!

If you would like to grab an It's a Party button (on the sidebar) and post it on your blog somewhere, that would be great! Let's get the word out and grow this party.
The more the merrier!

We all love comments, so please visit other links and have fun!

Hits of the Party!

Weren't all the Easter ideas that were linked up last week fun?

Here are just a few of them that stood out.

Easter Printable

Crafty Easter Basket

Easter Lamb

Easter Jam Jars

Bunny Tails

Thank you to everyone who joined the party last week!

Have a fun day and I'll meet you back here later this afternoon for this week's party.

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Adding a Pop of Color to an Old Chair

I've never reupholstered anything before, so I started with something simple.

A lone, old chair that I thought could use a little face-lift.

This was a chair that was always pulled out when we needed another seat at the table or more places to sit when a lot of people were here. It was always in the basement, but seemed to be coming upstairs more than usual lately and I finally got tired of looking at the poor, ugly thing.

The seat was held on by 4 screws underneath, so I removed those.

I used canvas fabric and cut it about 2" larger all around.

If your fabric has a pattern, make sure it's straight and add one staple to all 4 sides.
This is holding it in place while you do the corners.

For the corner, start by stapling the point in first.

Then you'll take each side and fold it in and staple.

You may notice that is a different corner than the first picture, but you get the idea. 

After your corners are all nice and pretty, start stapling away along all 4 sides, pulling the fabric taut as you go.

Screw the seat back on and you've changed the whole look!

Hello, Gage, and yes, I'm actually walking around the house taking pictures of a chair!

Perfect for Spring!

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