First of all, thank you so much for your hobby suggestions! I loved them and it made me very exciting to dive into the world of extra-curricular activities!
I actually embraced my first hobby yesterday–I decided to get crafty. And let me tell you, this is the first time I have been crafty since probably middle school–I am NOT artsy in any way, shape, or form. But I was inspired by Pinterest and I decided to dive in!
I gleaned from her process and adapted it to my lack of sewing and inability-to-follow directions nature.
I started off with your average, run-of-the-mill desk chair.
Guys, despite being SO comfortable, this thing is such and eyesore. It is boring and just so man-chair-esque.
I began by pulling out our tool kit (probably a first…) and taking the chair partially apart.
I then went to Lowes and bought a can of $4 white spray paint and got to work painting the bottom part and the arms.
I then went to Walmart to pick out fabric. Let me tell you, that was no easy task–there were SO many options. I wanted to do something with polka dots, but they didn’t have any good polka dot colors–sadness. Then I decided my two requirements were: 1) Girly and 2) Will match my future yellow office!
Drum roll please:
IT’S PINK! 🙂
So I have no idea how to sew. I can sew a button on a shirt (very poorly), but that is the extent of my sewing skills. Thus, the key to my chair-making was this little guy:
Yep–glue! This little beauty was my BFF!
I also loved using these tiny little yellow pins to hold awkward corners in place.
I like to think of them like buttons!
Aren’t the little white legs cute?
I am pleased with the turnout, I am just telling people not to look too close!
With the paint, glue, and fabric, this chair project cost $27. I think it was worth every penny! It makes me actually excited to grade papers for the rest of my life. And, it is going to look darn good in my future yellow study! 🙂
Are you crafty? Any crafting suggestions or websites I should check out? I need to find my next project!