Monday, March 11, 2013

DIY done


 Earlier this year I teased you with a non-New Year's resolution but a January resolution. Well, it might be March but I am done.
I also did a post on block printing fabric that was part of this project. It involved furniture legs that I have had sitting around for 15 years! I sprayed them glossy black.



It started like this, with leftover plywood and $16 worth of foam.


I also had the cotton batting and four furniture legs.


The project involved simply upholstering the plywood and foam with my hand block printed fabric. Old hat, right?
Wrong!


The foam was really thick and the batting and fabric was really bunched up on the underside of the corners. This made it impossible to attach the legs. I almost gave up and threw the whole thing away. Instead I left it on my dining room table for a month and did this...

I cut away the bulk and left enough bare wood for the leg brackets to screw into.

I am I in love with it? Not really. I wish that the fabric was more muted, kind of like this Instagram photo.
It does serve as the (almost) no- money- spent -side -table for the other end of my family room sofa.



Its a little leggy but its done and so it stays for now even though there are about 50 tables I would rather have there.

7 comments:

Cathy Wall said...

Nothing ventured nothing gained! Good for you for not throwing in the towel. Just give it a tweak to be exactly what you had in mind, because now you know! I love the block printing and how about adding a bit of cord to the bottom?

The Pink Pagoda said...

I'm impressed -- I couldn't make this happen in a million years! I love the block printing!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

I think it looks fabulous!! Give it time....I'm sure you'll love it more. That's how I am with my own projects.
xo
Loi
PS - Just got back yesterday.....so happy with the change in time. Yay for longer days!!!!

Patty Day @Pattys Epiphanies said...

It's great. After going through watching MC recover the chairs I know how simple IT IS NOT!
You were very clever!

dwellonthese said...

It's pretty! It's like being able to taste your own cooking. I can never see DIY success until I can no longer remember making it!!

My Crafty Home Life said...

Yeah!! See, you held onto those legs long enough, and put them to use. It looks great. If you want it faded more, just put it in a sunny spot. Pin it up, girl.

Vel Criste said...

I love that print! I think that will stay there for a while there Kerry! Pretty good job dear!