Sunday, February 9, 2014

Brisk Photoshoot

I love the snow.  You may think I'm crazy, but I hate the humidity that comes with the summer.  It's impossible to breathe and you can't wear anything without it sticking to you.  In the mornings, when I have to start my car, I run outside without a jacket and start the car.  I love the feeling of the cold air on my skin and it wakes me up.  

I've been wanting to take some really simple pictures to show my yoga mat straps off.  The sun was finally shining, which made for some great natural light in these pictures.  Our fingers and faces were frozen 5 minutes in, and we were knee deep in snow a few times..but they turned out great!! 

Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Project # 2

I recently finished reupholstering my second wingback chair, and I'm totally in love with it! I highly recommend going this route, instead of buying expensive vintage wingback chairs.  If you're lucky like I was, you'll get the chairs for free, but keep an eye on Kijiji and you may come across a gem!  I spent about $90 on this fabric, and I already had the staples and staple guns.  This is a project for anyone, you don't need to have experience reupholstering...I didn't!

My "Project # 1" post was of the first chair that I did.  I've seen these chairs in some pretty interesting patterns, mostly because they are so old and dated.  While the fabric on these chairs weren't HORRIBLE, they did need to be cleaned and updated.

We went with a brighter fabric for the first chair (as seen below).  For the second chair, I wanted a more neutral fabric.  I knew the second I saw this leafy pattern, that I had to have it!  It was perfect and I'm even more in love with it.

This is the chair before, and after with the fabric for the first one.

And this is the after of the second fabric I chose!

I'll get around to posting a bigger picture of the whole chair soon!