Thursday, May 24, 2018

Reupholstering with Burlap

Reupholstering was something I thought a Renaissance gal should know how to do, like chopping wood or hemming pants. But it can get expensive, so why not try it with something frugal like burlap?

These ghastly chairs made the perfect victims. Getting them apart was easy, just unscrewing the bottom from the back and making a simple slipcover. (Ahem, I did not follow any proper upholstery protocol at all!)

Sticking burlap is a little tricky due to the wide open weave and fraying, not to mention if you are doing weird patchwork tricks to jury-rig a wider piece of fabric.

This was done with absolute beginner sewing skills on the machine. Tidy hems will make it all the more polished and kick the shabby chic up a notch.

Here you can see the seam where more fabric was added, but I don't really mind it. In fact, I think it adds some personality.

This was an easy way to dive into reupholstering. What else could you burlap?!

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Well, hello, FOUR years later ...

Hi! You weren't expecting me, were you? I should be creating some new blog for the new chapter of my life to make up for being absent all these years or something, huh?

I thought about it. A lot has happened in the last few years were I could very easily redefine myself and give the old blog a facelift (probably a lot easier than blowing all the dust off). Married Woman? Crafty Woman? Steadily Employed Woman? Reproductive Woman? Well, I think I'll keep being Ravenous Woman, but now with some babies, career, spouses, and domesticity in the mix. With lots of DIY, always.

I'm sorry for my absence, but I didn't forget about you. Thanks for not forgetting about me!