Folding Chair Make Over

And another product of boredom kicked in me!  And yes, another make over!

I have these four folding chairs sitting in our garage for a month now I guess. These came with the patio furniture our friend gave to us. My husband asked me to check which one we can salvage and dump the rest in the garbage but I said to myself, all of them are still usefull so I kept them all and did a “Spring” make over.

I thought I should share this idea so here I am showing you how I did the make over…

First I detached the rusty and rotten seat, watch out for the rusty screws attached to the chair, you don’t wanna get yourself some deadly tetanus.

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After making sure it’s clean, Time to paint it! I wanted to use yellow but my husband wouldn’t like it colorful so…

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…I chose a different colorful part of the chair…

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 Spring-y look!

This is the hard part. Upholstery. It’s not just covering up the old one, I totally made a new seat for this.

Materials for the seat:

cardboard/flywood (use a thin flywood if you have)

foam (used the foam I have available) 

Fabric  of your own choosing

Double Polished Clear Vinyl (or just single polished, depends on what you like)

Staple gun with staples

Step 1. Cut the cardboard/flywood for the chair

Step 2. Glue or staple the foam onto the cardboard

Step 3. Fold fabric over the foam and cardboard, pull it tight but not so tight then staple

Step 4. (optional) wrap it with the double  polished crystal vinyl the same way like you did with the fabric.

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And there goes my Floral Folding Chair that I can temporarily use in our porch while  enjoying the view of the tulips in our lawn.

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I hope you like it! If you really did, please hit LIKE below this post. Thanks and Goodluck!

 

DIY Easter Wreath

Hello once again. I hope everyone’s doing great! I’m going to show you another do-it-yourself project I’ve learned from Pinterest and I am so excited to show it to you guys! This is a very affordable project especially if you still have those old plastic eggs that your kids got from easter egg hunt last year.  It’s okay if you don’t have kids or you weren’t able to save them coz like what I said, the materials are very affordable.

Materials:

PicMonkey Collage

plastic eggs any size or several sizes

ribbon

grass

hot glue

cardboard 

  pencil

Cut any size of circle you want out of cardboard. You can get cardboard from any boxes available at home or you can ask free boxes from any stores in your area. I used this big box from the canvas I ordered online and made my circle using a big serving plate. Next, tie a small piece of ribbon for your hanger.  Secure 1 inch space for on each side of the ribbon for the bow.

Next step, hot glue the eggs butt to butt. It doesn’t matter if it’s not a perfectly laid coz you can always cover them with the grass and that is the next step after the first layer of the eggs.

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Use your pencil to push the grass in between spaces of the egg.

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Now you’re ready to lay the next layer. Arrange it however you wanted it. Poke some more grass if you need to cover more empty holes.

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And now for the finishing touch, attach your bow (will make a bow tutorial soon) and voila! Here’s our beautiful Easter Wreath!!!!!

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I hope you enjoyed doing it with me guys. Assuming you have the rest of materials available at home… Here’s a list to give you an idea how much you may spend for this project

          Regular Price                                                               What I spent

Two bags of eggs @ $2.00 each = $4.00    -    $0          Reused Eggs from last year
One bag of grass @ $1.50 = $1.50             –        .50c    Bought from Thrift Store
1 roll of ribbon @ $3.00 = $3.00                 –    $2           Clearance Sale from Hobby Lobby

If you have question just leave your comment and contacts and I will be happy to assist you. Thank you!!!

 

Chair Makeover

I am so loving the weather today! It’s perfect to do some projects I have on my list. I bought 5 wooden chairs from this group I’m with. It’s  where you can sell, swap or even take FREE items but you have to be quick for it’s first come first serve unless the owner said it’s for bidding.

These 5 chairs I got were very sturdy for a $15 worth. The owner said she bought it in a restaurant that closed nearby her area. She was planning to paint it but it’s been sitting in her garage for a while now so she decided to just give it up. I actually got the idea from her so I did some research and found several options online. And here’s what I came up with…

Materials and Tools I used:

2 Old Chairs ($3 each)

Sand Paper  (.50c)

2 bottles of Glossy White Spray Paint (1 for each chair or more)  ($3.95 each)

1 yard Zebra Fabric (1/2 yd for each chair)  ($4.95/yd)

glue gun or Staple gun

electric drill

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OLD CHAIR

 #1 Unscrew the seat from the bottom and place it aside for reupholstering

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#2 Lightly sand and apply one coat of spray paint (should use primer first but I didn’t know  at first so I just used the regular spray paint)

#3 Lightly Spray paint the chair with 1 minute interval every coat until you get the outcome you desire

chair #3 Now my favorite part – Upholstering. Fold new fabric over old fabric, pull the fabric tight but not too tight, and staple with heavy duty gun (if you have any) or just simply use glue gun like I did.

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Now here’s the new seat for your chair

#4 Screw seat back on the frame and voila! The not so pretty chair turn into a very pretty one!

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I love how it looks now. I decided to put them in one of the corner of our house where kids usually sits when they are playing minecraft with our iphones except they are now sitting on the chair and not on the floor. ;) (if you’re wondering why on earth they are sitting there and not on our couch is because that’s the nearest plug they can use to keep the iPhone running all day!)

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This is the first chair make over I ever did. I do believe there’s  always a way to restore and renew things’ beauty in such easy and cheap way ;) Hope you like it ;) Don’t forget to share and pin it!

 

TIME v/s LAZINESS

I have so much in mind that I wanted to do! I know I have more time now since I am no longer working but still not enough to juggle all the things I wanted to do. Two things – 1. house chores and 2. lazyness!  Sometimes I enjoy doing house chores too much, I am scrubbing toilets, mopping floors vacuuming and cleaning all the corners of the house but sometimes I am too lazy to do ANYthing at all! One advantage I’m enjoying so far being stay-at-home mom is that I can be LAZY anytime I want!!! You cannot do that when you’re at work unless you call your boss and pretend you’re sick when really, you’re NOT! I honestly haven’t done that coz I can’t afford to lose one day out of my paycheck. But guess what I hate about being stay-at-home mom? – no INCOME! Don’t try to tell me like other people keep on saying – “Your husband can give you money anyway!”. Of course he can If I ask but having your own income is still different. You won’t feel guilty if you buy something that you want or you don’t even have to beg ask from anybody and most importantly you can help your partner financially! I am sure some people understand what I am trying to say here. Don’t get me wrong, I always wanted to be a stay-at-home mom and now that it’s on my hand  made me realize, TIME is not the problem why I cannot finish tasks, it always depends on me, on how I am willing to do things. Like the old saying goes “If there’s a will, there’s a way” so better starts now!

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1146504_567141866714499_109974664_n(Photos above are some of the things I wann do)

 

Learning the Basics of a Specific Musical Instrument

 
Learning a specific musical instrument is so much fun. Aside from that fact that you can learn how to play such thing, you could also use this as a talent. Hence, when it comes to learning a particular musical instrument, you must have the will not just to learn but to love it too.
There are different kinds of musical instruments such as guitar, cello, drums, trumpet and a lot more. But of course, learning the basic is what you should do first before proceeding with those secondary types of instruments like electric cello and such. With that, make sure to memorize first the basics before going on the next level. That is to help you succeed in the instrument you want to focus on.

I want to Get Them Interested in Music

I want to get my kids started on a hobby, something that could hone their skills and talents. My eldest is already showing her eagerness to be a top cheerleader in her school, but I still want her and her brother to learn something different. That’s why I’m thinking if I should enroll them in a music class this summer. I could ask hubby to buy them a Yamaha keyboard that could get them interested in music. What do you think? I think it’s never too early to let children explore their hidden talents. Who know, my kids might end up as the next Chopin or Beethoven.

Gazebos for Garden Celebrations

 
Having a garden in a place you are staying is definitely a brilliant idea. Aside from the positive it brings to your environment, it is also a good place to stay for family bonding or bringing up your colleagues for a small celebration. However, for stuff like this… it would be a really nice place to stay if you have gazebos in your garden where you and your family or even friends could stay while at the same time enjoying the environment.
There are a lot of garden gazebo kits available especially for those who don’t have ideas yet about it. It comes with different kinds of styles and designs that surely you would never run of ideas on what to choose for. Hence, if you haven’t own one yet… better get now! It’s not just for celebration purposes but it is perfect too for everyday use.

Charger for Rechargeable Batteries

 
If you’re gadgets or even those products don’t use rechargeable batteries, you better change or somehow upgrade it now! A lot of products nowadays are mostly used with rechargeable batteries which help people from keep on buying disposable batteries instead. Aside from the help it gives to people, it also helps our environment in other aspect. Meanwhile, aside from the batteries it is also important to have chargers for it. Hence, it’s really advantage too to have a specific charger for instance, charger for rechargeable aa batteries. These are available mostly in stores everywhere. With that if you are looking for such thing, it will not be a problem at all!

Calling Cards for Your Service

 
Calling cards are the best stuff to have especially if you’re having a business, service or even a blog. It is one of the convenient ways to give our contact details to clients who interested in our field. Meanwhile, for instances like this… there are a lot of business cards printing services available anywhere. Thus, if you are looking for such service, that would not be a problem anymore as it can be availed anytime, anywhere even online! So, if you haven’t gotten your calling cards yet for your blog or businesses… then, it’s time for you to get one for yourself. Writing your contact details in a piece of paper is too old fashion already. Be new, be unique!

How to Keep Pressure Cooker Safely

 
Keeping our things in order is what we always heard from our mom. And of course, as an owner of those stuffs… we keep them accordingly so that those could really last. Same goes with pressure cooker. It’s important to store them properly to avoid it from getting damage especially on its cover where it is made of glass and is protected with something rubber stuff (gaskets, I guess) on its side part.
Aside from that, before using… it’s essential for user to read well the manual on how such stuff used. In this way, we can keep it look good like we always wanted to have for our things at home.