I know it's been a few days since I've posted anything on the good ol' blog, but after taking the week to post my Blogiversary Series (see post one, two, three, four, and five) I decided I needed a little vacation before diving full-force into year two. Anyone who blogs will tell you it can be a lot to juggle, and sometimes you just need a moment to step back, put your head on straight, and come up with a game plan for the next chapter of your life.
Well, I can't say that I actually came up with a full-blown game plan, but during my break I did realize that I still love blogging with all of my heart. In fact, as I worked on a few projects around my house it felt unnatural to not run over to my laptop, type up a "how-to" post, and share each detail with you!
Don't worry! I'll be sharing everything with you in due time...this is just my way of saying how much I missed you all, and how happy I am to be a part of this little online community!
Now that I've got that off my chest...let's get to the explanation for this post title, shall we?
Anyone who knows me would laugh at even the slightest suggestion that I, myself, am a rapper. Sure, some of my friends call me K-Dawg (this is a true statement), and we flash fake gang signs (mine usually looks a lot like the hand sign for "peace" than anything else), but all-in-all my gangsta' self has been suppressed by my happy-go-lucky self.
It's hard to be a gangsta' when you can't keep a straight face.
So...when you see a post title hinting that I'm a rapper, pay close attention to the (-w-), because it makes a world of difference. Maybe I'm not the real Slim-Shady, but I am someone who sees a problem and tackles it in a budget friendly way. Don't believe me? You betta' recognize, homies!
See...I can't do it! In fact, I'm embarrassed for myself for that last sentence.
Let me try this again...
I had a problem. That problem was some outdated fabric on one of my sweet Craigslist chairs. It was pretty old-school. It looked completely out of place in my home.
It was this...
I needed to photograph a few things that I'll be posting about later this week, but this chair was just ruining it for me. Every shot I took screamed, "terrible fabric!" I needed a solution, but I didn't have the time to sew a slip-cover together.
...and so, I improvised.
I had some fabric that I found on a 50% off day at Savers. The fabric is planned for some pillows in the master bedroom, but since it wouldn't be a project in the near future I decided to borrow it.
Because the chair hides most of the edges of the upholstery (back, bottom, and sides), I figured I'd just create a temporary fix to my ugly-fabric-problem.
So I started to wrap...
I just wrapped up the cushions like they were one really big, awkward Christmas gift. Then, I placed the cushions back on the chair and tucked in any loose edges.
Definitely not a permanent solution, but much better to look at than what it was before!
In fact, it even has me reconsidering what I originally planned to use that fabric for. If I have enough yardage, I might try to use it to sew the actual cover.
But I haven't crunched the numbers yet, so for now...I'll just keep on wrapping!
So yeah, I might not be able to bust out a beat, but I can change the look of a chair in 10 minutes or less...without spending any money.
I'm not bragging or anything...I'm just trying to find a way to feel better about my complete lack of rhythm. Is anyone else a wrapper, or even a real rapper? Either will do. I'm not a hate-ah!
Okay, seriously...I'll stop now!