So many of your commented that you wanted me to show you how I did my chair makeover. I am really embarrassed to admit that this is my secret to the upholstery...
Don't adjust your computer screen. You really do see an old butter knife! I tried to take the cushion off the chair but even after I removed the screws, it would not come apart. I think they must have glued the parts together. I decided I just did not want to give up on the idea. The back and seating area are just tightly fixed onto the chair. I looked first closer at how they were put together and realized it was a really tight fit so I came up with a plan. I cut my pieces of upholstery fabric larger than I normally would have (about one inch larger than normally needed). Using an old butter knife, I forced the fabric into the slight space between the chair itself and the cushion. I sat on it to test it. I needed to see if by sitting on it, I would end up pulling the fabric out again. So far no problems. It is staying wonderfully. Normally I would staple gun upholstery fabric in place as I did with our Swedish chairs but it is just not needed this time.
Can a makeover be more simple than that?
Last night, one of the ladies in my quilt group came in with a sweet surprise for me. She gave me an early birthday gift of the pretty arrangement of tulips in a zink bucket. I don't really celebrate my birthday so I never even mention it is coming up but Elly remembered. I was very touched and really do appreciate her kind way of thinking of my birthday.
Aren't they pretty? Thank you dear Elly!
I have a long time online friend who sends me the most beautiful and artistic letters every now and then. She has a real gift for creating such special hand written letters. I received a letter from her on my doormat with a special surprise inside. She sent me a couple of tea bags which is kind of become an unspoken tradition with the ladies in one of my Yahoo groups and this pretty embroidered handkerchief. I love pansies and this is just so pretty. Thank you so much dear Terri! Your letters always make my day but this was such a fun surprise.