by mycarole ( edited 17 Feb 2014 ) 15 Feb 2014

Had to get rid of slippery cushions off my kitchen chairs, rocking chair and any other chairs I had. I just went crazy with the hammer and nails. I had a great teacher, my friend Michelle - French Flair. You can see some of her work on houzz. http://www.houzz.com/frenchflair/...

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by katydid 18 Feb 2014

Wow!! did you ever get busy!!!

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by devon 16 Feb 2014

great job well done.

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mycarole by mycarole 16 Feb 2014

thank you

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by blueeyedblonde 16 Feb 2014

greast job!!

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mycarole by mycarole 16 Feb 2014

thank you

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by venetia 16 Feb 2014

What lovely rooms you have. You have done a great job on the slippery chairs.

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mycarole by mycarole 16 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by airyfairy 16 Feb 2014

Job well done.

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mycarole by mycarole 16 Feb 2014

thank you

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by greysewist Moderator 15 Feb 2014

You've done a great job of this project -I bet it was hard to stop once you got going!

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mycarole by mycarole 16 Feb 2014

That's right.

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by gerryb 15 Feb 2014

How smart are you!!! I have been slipping & sliding for years!! No more! Looks like you put a bit of padding under the seat?? My kitchen chairs are so old I can't do them any harm!! But I may do myself harm if those cushions don't stay in place!! Did you cut a pattern to fit it or copy another cushion size??

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

I used a piece of newspaper and traced the seat. I cut it out until I was satisfied with the shape. Then I cut out the number of seats I needed in my leather fabric, in this case with the kitchen table I needed 6. Then I cut a long strip of leather 1" 1/2 and folded it wrong side with wrong side. I sewed all the way down 1/4". Then I placed my foam on the chair, I covered the foam with the leather. I then made sure the strip of leather had the raw seem underneath and the smooth part on top. I then placed the strip on top of the leather seat fabric making sure I covered the edge. I started at the middle on the back of the chair. I used a two finger method. (Ha) I put a nail every two fingers until I was done. I bought the decorative nails at the fabric store. God I hope this is clear. Probably clear as mud.

gerryb by gerryb 16 Feb 2014

Tks! It's clear. I hadn't noticed the strip around the cushion part...glad you mentioned it!

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by sewilso 15 Feb 2014

Nice work! Is that maple? It all looks so beautiful!

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

No its birch

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by lenamae 15 Feb 2014

Just beautiful I love the way you did it.
hug Lenamae

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

hugs back

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by baldacchino 15 Feb 2014

Beautiful you did welllove it L Sherene X

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

thank you

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by grossfamilie 15 Feb 2014

Oh - this is beautiful. I like your style a lot - have myself a lot of white too

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

What is my favorite colour? White

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by oaro 15 Feb 2014

beautiful house you did great job

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

thank you

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by babash 15 Feb 2014

What a stunning room

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by pennifold edited 15 Feb 2014

You have done a wonderful job on everything. I love your tray-mobile in the dining area and the chairs have turned out beautifully. Good to see a picture of you too! Love Chris

Just been to your name and given a flower to everything you've put up on here! Your garden is growing!!!!

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Yes my personal garden is growing. This is so much fun. Thank you.

mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

I wondered what you meant about seeing my picture, had to look hard and then there I am in the mirror. You are good.

greysewist by greysewist 15 Feb 2014

Lol at least you were fully dressed, unlike the fellow from Ebay, years ago!

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by Shisha 15 Feb 2014

You did a fantastic job! It looks great! Wanna come and do mine now? lol

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

I was done under an hour. Lots of fun once I got the courage to put that first nail in.

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by bejoscha 15 Feb 2014

So beautiful, and everything perfectly match together.

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by sonjapotgieter 15 Feb 2014

.Gorgeous!!!.Job well done...

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by lilylyn 15 Feb 2014

They all look great. You have done a very nice job and with the leather you will be able to clean it and not worry about washing them. Lyn

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

That's right Lyn. Actually, when you see this in real life, it is breath taking.

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by pldc edited 15 Feb 2014

a great idea, vynil or leather would make it easy to wipe clean. I can't tell what you used to cover them all. But I can that you like white LOL very fresh looking except for snow. Hugs Loralye

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

I have a passion for white. White walls to me is the most beautiful canvas you can have. It does not compete with anything else. But then it's just me. I used leather and yes all I do is wipe clean.

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by cfidl 15 Feb 2014

Oh my goodness - you sure did. Beautiful home.

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by jerrib 15 Feb 2014

Beautiful furniture, but instead of nailing it all down, would ties not have been a better choice. Then you could untie and replace or wash and no damage to the furniture.

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

That's what I had "ties". I also wanted a country look. Once I nailed the first nail, I was committed.

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by 02kar Moderator 15 Feb 2014

I like it I think it was a great idea.

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

Thank you

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by noah 15 Feb 2014

Wow that looks lovely Carole is your table oak???Thats work that will last for awhile :):)Hugs Carolyn

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

No my table and chairs are made of birch. Thanks Corolyn

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by marfa 15 Feb 2014

very stylish - the reusult is very-very nice and cozy

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mycarole by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

thank you

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by mycarole 15 Feb 2014

thank you

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by bowlds 15 Feb 2014

Such a peaceful décor, beautiful.

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