In honor of Go Green Week , 6 - 12 February 2012.........
The chairs used to look like this:
I also added new burlap pillows and discovered something interesting. The particular burlap I purchased has a lot of body, it is also very thick because I mainly chose it because I want to re-upholster my spiderweb chairs (that is this coming week if all goes according to plan..as we all know all good plans always stay right on schedule). All I have to create these images is the inkjet transfers. They leave kind of a nasty waxy film on your fabric, however I have found that if you iron over them once they are on your fabric, the image doesn't disappear, the waxy, plastic substance just gets absorbed into the fabric further. It still makes the fabric a bit stiff, but more like starch than a plastic/ wax coat. I attempted this on linen as well as this rough thick burlap. The only difference is that the image is more faded on the burlap and much clearer and crisper on the linen. This is ok with me as I kind of wanted it much more faded out on the burlap. This will however ruin your iron....I wish I had considered this before I used my good iron. You can purchase a cheap iron for about $20. When using the burlap the black print tends to build up on the iron and will deposit on the edges, this was also ok with me as it added to the age. Just remember to turn the iron down and swipe the image, do not let it sit on the image more than a split second. You will need to go over it again and again until you see the waxy substance disappear. Good Luck. It gets easier as you do it a few times.
images on pillows thanks to Graphics Fairy (my new Fairy Godmother <3)
and the rest of the Living room with more new pillows made from the fabric from the FS that I couldn't leave without (I am just now re-building my stockpile)
I painted the big painting behind the chair...my daughter said I should get rid of it, my husband says
to leave it there..what do you guys think...should it stay or should it go?