I am in full nursery decorating mode, which is good considering my due date is like a week away.
New baby's room theme is "The Little Blue Truck." It's a sweet book about a truck and his farm animal friends that save a big mean dump truck from a mud puddle. S
This gives me lots of things to play with, both farm animals and trucks!
Before my husband and I got married he inherited this gliding rocker from his grandmother. I love it, but the fabric is... well... ugly.
I decided to give it a little update for baby's room. But there is just one problem. I DON'T SEW. At all! Thank heaven for staple guns!
First things first. I had to measure the cushions. Each one was about two feet wide.
Then I removed the cushions from the chair and draped them with this cute farm pattern I got at a local fabric store. I played around with it for a minute before I simple stapled it in place.
The cushions Velcro in place so I simple cut a hole for each velcro strip. Since they are in the back of the chair I didn't really care if they were covered in matching fabric.
Then I placed the cushions back on the chair and looked for any readjustments. The great thing about using staples is they can be easily pulled our and repositioned, unlike a seem on a pillow cover.
Sure, it doesn't look professional and I have lots of friends who would have done a better job (and not had half the pattern upside down) but I'm pretty pleased with my efforts.
And don't you love that our farm includes a "Horton" doll? Jason picked that out. He is a big Alabama fan and thinks the boys each need a stuffed elephant when they are born.
Here are a few tips.
1. Always measure before you cut. Then measure again. Measure twice, cut once.
2. Always purchase more fabric than you need. You can always make curtains or a valance.
3. If you're a novice like me, ask the nice ladies at the fabric store for advice.
4. Forgive yourself if it turns out disastrous.
Have you done any crafting lately?
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