Vulnerability is always quite uncomfortable, right? I’m feeling it as I give a little peek of the unfinished studio. But I thought I would ease into it gradually by starting with some DIY fabric projects there. First off, bleach + fabric!
These chairs were brown and ugly before. Now the pair is a cross of a starry-starry night and your favorite 80s mom jeans. I’d say that makes for a cool combo. I first tested several solid blue swatches with bleach before buying this twill that took the spray beautifully. I bleached the yardage before upholstering.
[Chair sniffs, "Why do you take my photo at this angle...it makes my bottom look so big!"]
Chair #2 has two removable upholstery panels that were previously covered in zebra.
Oh, and a little tangent real quick: I’m indecisive on where to put the art. See?
I used gesso to paint the pattern on canvas.
It swivels, ya’ll!
Remember this $10 chair from Scott’s?
Pam of My Happy California suggested I just paint the chair instead of reupholstering it. She is genius! I covered the chair first in primer and then a semi-gloss latex paint. Then…
…I invited my kids, friends, husband to draw silly faces all over it with a Sharpie. I’m still working on filling in all the spaces with doodles. Cheap therapy!
Bleach, gesso, Sharpie–nothing is sacred! And, you better believe we aren’t taking anything serious at the studio.