Sunday, July 5, 2015

DIY Paint and Refurbish Chair

Are you ready for a quick and fun project. Anyone can do this. No matter what your skill level is. It is great it to take an old chair, give it fresh new paint, and whahlah you have a super cute chair. 

The items you will need are:
- Wood or metal chair
- 1 Yard of Material
- 1 Can Spray Paint, or Primer
- Small piece of fine grit sand paper
- Hot Glue Gun
- 1 Yard Desired Cording, length of cording varies depending on chair
1.  First things first, removing the old material.  In my case I didn't need to remove the old material. It was in great shape. I only removed the old cording around the edge of the material.
2.  Start by sanding the wood of the chair.  Just enough that the paint sticks to the wood. 
3.  Using a primer spray paint start spraying the chair.  Keep the spray can about 6" - 8" away to allow even paint coverage. Keep the spray can moving so paint doesn't start running. You will want to do two coats to ensure even paint coverage. ** If you would like a distressed look, once your paint is dry use your sand paper and remove a little bit on the paint until you achieved your desired look.

4.  Place material on the seat of chair. Tuck material into areas around where the back of chair meets the seat. Smooth out the material. Cut the material with an inch of extra material.

5.  Roll the extra material under. As you get the material to the edge, hot glue the material to the edge. Being careful not to let excess glue dry on the wood.
6. Glue the edge of material down as you pull the material gently to smooth out material.  

7.  Attach cording edge buy using the hot glue gun.  Take your time around corners. Add small amounts of glue until you get the hang of it. Some cording might start to unravel so you might need to use a dot of hot glue on the cut end to stop unraveling before you attach to chair.

That is all it takes.  Please show me your finished projects.  I love seeing ideas come to life.
Thanks for visiting,
~ Jeannine

Saturday, July 4, 2015

DIY Laundry Detergent 3 Ingredients

DIY Laundry Detergent. 

Easy Easy Easy, cost .02 cents a load.
Three items needed, 10 minutes to make.

Here is your DIY Laundry Detergent Instructions.
- Find a two-gallon container.  

- Pour in:
3/4 Cups Borax
3/4 Cups Washing Soda
3/4 Cups Blue Dawn

- Add 2 Cups VERY Hot Water.  Apply lid and shake until the Washing Soda, and Borax is dissolved. (Should take about 5 minutes.)

- Now fill the container with cold water.  Reapply the lid, and you are done. I love the container I found with a valve on the front.  I place it over my washing machine where the detergent goes in.  No lifting just turn on valve to dispense laundry detergent.  Anything that makes laundry easier, makes me happy.

To use:  Add 1 Cup of detergent to laundry. 

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