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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Repurpose: Table Cloth to Curtain

Found this really nice & bright table cloth in the clearance rack at Marshalls and thought of using it as a curtain in the kid's shared room that I have been working on since forever...Yeah, curtain...why not?
I just measured how long should the fabric be to make it as a curtain.

Then my lovely mother, sew it.  She folded around 2 inches from the end of the fabric where I cut it.

Then she sew about 1 inch from the fold a straight line all the way across.
Then sew another straight line measuring about 1 & 1/2 inches from the first line.  Okay, it should look something like this after.
And that is it.  

Put in on the curtain rod and tada! 
 
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huggies♥
Rea

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Tuesday, July 30, 2013

{DIY} Toddler Bed Fitted Sheet

Toddler bedding set can be pricey, especially if you are looking for some character set like hello kitty.

So when I saw a hello kitty fabric from Hobby Lobby that was 40% off, I grabbed the opportunity & got so excited to the idea of diy'ing a toddler bed fitted sheet.

I'm so glad that I took that opportunity because my little girl now have this.
diy fitted sheet
But let me share how easy it is to make this fitted sheet.

Lay the toddler mattress on top of the fabric to mark where to cut & sew.
Fold about 1 to 2 inches of fabric from the edge and start sewing around all four corners of the fabric. 

Important: Make sure that you leave an opening from where you begin sewing and where you end and that there is a continuous opening all the way around.  This is to ensure that you can drawstring around it.
It just took me around 5 minutes to sew around the fabric to have this.  
Yes, ME....so proud of myself because I know how to use a sewing machine now! woot!woot! happy dance***
I used this kind of string but it snapped while I was pulling it around the fabric...too weak.
So I used this one instead and this one seems to be sturdy enough.
Then loop the string with a safety pin to guide your string inside the opening.
Pull the string inside the opening all the way around the fabric and tie it. 

Making sure that your fitted sheet fits properly around the mattress.  Tie the string & voila you're done!
So happy! I love how easy it was to do it & how nice it looks.
Now I'm not so intimidated with sewing machine anymore, like what happened here.  I'm so glad that I have my mom around sewing all the time.  Watching her work around the sewing machine just boosts my confidence level that there is nothing to be scared of.

I think I have a new bff, and I'll call her SM.

So watch out for more of my sewing adventures!

huggies♥
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Monday, July 29, 2013

Random Things I Like

wowzer! what i love about this wallpaper is that it is easy to remove & reapply (like decals)
random things i like, home for4 sweet home
{via}
how cool are these dining chairs...i love it♥
{via}
totally "diy-able"...one of these days...

Happy Monday! huggies♥
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Friday, July 26, 2013

How Pillows Can Make Your Bedroom Pop

I love pillows, especially accent pillows that are used in the living room, patio or basically anywhere in your house.

That is why I operate an online store that sells pillow cases in which my mother and I work together to create beautifully made pillow cases.  
So when Jessica Christian would like to talk about pillows on her first guest post, I was more than excited!
Jessica has a blog of her own called 4 Interior Design and she loves interior designing & home decorating. 

So let's here what she has to say about pillows.  



Have fun reading, huggies♥
rea

Thursday, July 25, 2013

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

{DIY} Little Tutu for Little Ones

Hey y’all! Just want to share the {diy} little tutu for little ones that I just did for my niece’s 1st birthday.  

You know that you-tried-to-do-something-for-the-first-time-and-it-actually-works! kind of feeling?  That's how I felt when I did this little tutu.

I just purchased two yards of pink & two yards of green tulles, a onesie & a ribbon and I had this really cute tutu
tutu diy, diy tutu
I did not measure the length of the tulles before cutting it.  Just folded it four times & cut both ends to have this.
Since there are two tulle colors, I started looping the pink on the ribbon with spaces in between each loops.  
tutu diy, diy tutu

After looping the pink tulles, loop the green tulles in the space between the pink tulles. 
tutu diy, diy tutu
After looping all of your tulles, adjust the spacing & scrunch all the tulles closer. 
tutu diy, diy tutu
Wrap it around your onesie if it fits & adjust accordingly. 
tutu diy, diy tutu
Then sew the tulle around the onesie & you can choose to sew a ribbon over it like what I did on this tutu.
tutu diy, diy tutu
It is just so cute & so easy to make, look at how cute my niece wearing it!
tutu diy, diy tutu
I will definitely make one for my daughter for her birthday too!

huggies♥
rea

ps: you can check out this tutorial from Treasures for Tots, this is the one that I followed.

Friday, July 19, 2013

Refinished Dining Chairs and Bench

I initially posted about just re-upholstering these chairs & the bench but I we (The Mr. decided to help me on it, yay) ended up refinishing it instead.  

After doing this fun and very interesting project over the weekend.  I am so happy and so pleased with how this turned out.

I am beyond giddy to show y'all these chairs & bench! Okay, here you go...
refinished bench and dining chairs


But let me show you how these chairs used to look like.
 
Now you know why I am so happy how these chairs look now? :)

It just look like brand new furnitures! happy dance, woot!woot! I we really love it!
Removing the seats from the chairs & the bench were pretty easy but taking off those staples was so challenging.

So I've got myself ready for that...
rea tecson
And then got myself into staple-removing process.

Tip: If you're going to do this yourself, try using a flat screw driver then lift one side of the staple and then pull the rest of the staple using a pliers.
Then the rest of the process will be easy, it is just time-consuming.

I removed my proper protection when the re-upholstering started.
 
 If you noticed I changed the lining underneath using a fleece because the old material was way too torn out and ugly to use.

And here's the interesting part, we spray-painted the chairs with chocolate brown on Saturday and there was no forecast to rain.

So while The Mr. and I were watching a good movie while drying the chairs - it rained...wow!

Good thing he heard the rain and we ran outside to bring in the chairs but that was after the chairs were rained on! lol!

Hilarious that I still has to remember that I am a blogger and so I was able to manage to take photos before wiping the rain off!
It did not ruined the first coat of paint, it was dry enough.

The next day, we did the second coat and even with no rain forecast - we made sure that we can hear if it will suddenly rain.  So glad it didn't anymore.

I love how these chairs turned out...really...makes me want to reupholster more...
I'm not gonna lie, it was a lot of work than I thought it would but I would definitely do it again.  

There is a certain joy and satisfaction that this project gives me.  Makes me really feel giddy every time I see it and sit on it.

I hope you like it!

huggies
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side note: i just noticed while i was writing this post that it seems like i have a thing for this kind of pattern, look at my diy wallpaper... :)

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