Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Good Housekeeping Seal

So, when I got married my Grandpa got me a subscription to Good Housekeeping. At first I thought that he was trying to make me into the good stay-at-home-mom/wife and I just wasn't ready for that. But then I started to read the magazine. Turns out - I love it! Its a good one! Anyway, there's a section in the magazine where celebrities answer the question "What I did to earn the Good Housekeeping seal". Most of them say they cooked up a good meal for their entire family on Thanksgiving day with only 2 eggs and flour. Or some say they picked up all 4 of their kids from their different activities in 10 minutes. Well, this is what I did to earn the Good Housekeeping seal...

I did my first very crafty thing and reupholstered the cedar hutch. My Mom got this when she turned 16. So, its been around a while. Its a good, sturdy, and really heavy cedar chest. (And it smells like cedar! So good!) Well, here are the BEFORE pics.
I don't know if you really get the gravity of the print. One more here:
Man! That fabric is crazy. Haha, well, I'm attempting to turn my craft room/office into a relaxing place to be so I'm going with green and yellow. To make it a bit quirky I'm throwing in some different patterns, too. A few things I learned in the process: 1) I really like ripping things apart 2) I like the feeling of an electric staple gun in my hand 3) I enjoy doing these things with my husband even if we have different ways of getting it done, and 4) Reupholstering stuff is really simple!

Here we are in the middle of the process. This is my husband taking off that side of the old fabric. He was such a help! :) And here, ladies and gentlemen, is the NEW cedar chest! The anticipation was building, I know.

Now for a close up of the NEW fabric. Its so much better!
For the GRAND FINALE: we add the pillows I made a few weeks ago!
Its perfect! I'm so happy with the way everything turned out. Now I just have to clean the rest of the room and spruce it up to look this good!


1 comment:

  1. i love it! i need to learn how to do some thing creative like this!