Have you guys heard of freecycle? It's like Craig's List, but with all free stuff (hence the name.....). Their website describes it as:
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of 4,880 groups with 6,933,000 members across the globe. It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. It's all about reuse and keeping good stuff out of landfills. Each local group is moderated by a local volunteer (them's good people). Membership is free.
The website is here. I got this papasan chair a couple of months ago and have been too busy to fix it up until last weekend. Here it is before:
As you can see, the cushion was way too big and wide for the frame making it look kinda sad. Or like it was vomiting cushion. I decided to change it up by repainting the frame and cutting the sides off the cushion so that it actually fit the frame. Then I made a removable cover (this chair will be an outside chair so I wanted to be able to take off the cushion cover to store inside when not in use).
Here's the chair frame with a couple coats of paint. It already looks soooo much better:
And here's the finished product!
I found this upholstry on clearance and just love the coolness of the blue. I can't wait until it's warmer so I can sit outside & read while curled up on this chair.
Next up are some embroidered Valentine's Day cards I made for my hubby and daughter using the pattern I created (my first one!). I just wanted to give you an idea of how it can look if you choose to use the pattern. I just used some cream colored cardstock. Enjoy!!!