DIY details | How About Orange

February 18, 2009

DIY details

I couldn't resist adding some of my orange tape to this cheap Home Depot shade.

And this chair was in perfect shape except for the beige fabric seat, which had an unfortunate encounter with a candle several months ago. (Picture burned holes and spilled wax.) Now it's all better, recovered with some Boardwalk.

32 comments:

Waterstone Jewelry said...

Very nice! Love your blog.

Abby Soderberg said...

I love the tape idea! Very clever! Gotta love the orange :)

rachel said...

woah - the tape on the shade is an awesome idea. i was just thinking i need to downgrade to some more durable basic ones cuz my cats keep ruining my roman blinds!

Carmen Rose said...

Love the racing stripes, wonder how hard it was to get them straight. Great fabric!

Anonymous said...

you are always able to add a nice touch of your favorite orange in anything. not too over powering. brilliant!

/joan

Liz Watkin said...

I really like the chair. I have never restored a chair but my mum has. Just shows how much you can save, and how stylish with some creativity. Your blog always inspires.

foobella said...

What a great idea with the tape! I loved the post where you bought the different colored masking tapes and was thinking to myself how awesome they were, but what would one do with them.

Hopefully you'll have more masking tape ideas for us.

Ashley Brooke Designs said...

what a great idea- orange tape!

Grandma G said...

How lucky that candle hit the chair and not the carpet!

Mum

Nicole said...

Saw this site and thought of you:

http://www.fatorangecatstudio.com/

Brandi Natividad said...

Love your blog! I just recently recovered two of my chairs in a bright orange. I think you would love it, check it out on my blog.

live a colorful life said...

The chair looks awesome!Did you get the chair from Target? I think I have the same ones in my kitchen. The tape was a cool idea, too.

Jess said...

Ikea.

Cicada Studio said...

Tape on shades=clever!

Meekiyu said...

That's an awesome way to add some snaz to blinders and great do over on the chair too! =d

Jessica Wise said...

Amazing the big impact a little creativity can have. Well done!!

Capable Girl said...

Nice work with the tape!

Katie said...

We have those Ikea chairs. They're just crying to be recovered. Great idea!

CourtneyM said...

I'm trying to find that shade on Depot's website. Do you know the exact name of it? Is it vinyl? You would think it would be easy to find!

Jennifer Ladd said...

Great ideas. I'm going to try looking for some red fabric for my dining room chairs - my two-year-old seems to have something against the white fabric that is on them now ... she gets stains on them as often as she can!

Jess said...

Courtney, yeah, it's vinyl. Maybe it's too cheap to even appear on the site. It's not a high quality item. Costs about $5 or $10 and they cut it to size for you at the store.

alittlemoore said...

Love the tape on the shades! Genious!

Linda said...

Great job on the seat! Love the material!
Good idea on the curtains! Amazing how little things make such a difference!
I made an orange log cabin quilt for my daughter. You should try it or get someone to do it for you I was amazed how beautiful it came out!
Linda

SandyQuilts said...

Speaking of Orange ... are you going to participate in Pat Sloan's OP (Orange Pile) Sew Along starting Friday????

http://patsloan.typepad.com/pat_sloans_corner/sew_along/

Janice said...

I have those shades in the boys room and that would be perfect to add to them! Now where is my brain to think of things like that?! Oh well, who needs my brain when I have yours? *sigh*

Sandi said...

So stealing the tape on shade idea. As a fellow orange addict, thanks!

Tracey said...

Nice fabric. I love recovering chair cushions to breath new life into a piece! the tape trick was good on the shade also- will be using that in my Little One's room!

Tururu said...

Nice anda cute! i love your blog too

Regards from http://x4durosdesing.blogspot.com

Tuwie said...

LOVEEEEEEEEEEee

travelingmama said...

Love the orange tape and your fabric looks great with the chair!

henzy said...

that orange tape makes the world of a difference. wow..what a little tape can do

lyndsay said...

orange tape= wicked awesome!

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