I have to admit that I got a little carried away for this month’s “Thrifty Style Team”, but with good reason. I ended up creating 3 Simple No-Sew Home Decorating Ideas using one piece of fabric. My husband was gone for the day, and I seriously had a blast 😆. I hope you dig the fabric I used, and better yet-try one of these simple ideas in your own home.
TIP: EXPLORE ALL 13 THRIFTY STYLE TEAM PROJECTS AT THE END OF THIS POST.
Simple No-Sew Reupholstered Antique Chair Seat
You may remember these beautiful antique chairs I inherited from my grandfather if you’ve been following redheadcandecorate.com the last 10 years (there are two chairs). I have reupholstered them probably 8 times in my life. I learned how to switch the fabric out easily by watching my Dad do it, and even my older brother did it a few times. That sounds like a lot of switching fabrics, but what can I say-we like to have fun 😊.
You won’t find a long boring reupholstering tutorial here, because these chairs are ridiculously simple to reupholster. All I do is cut a square a little larger than the seat (which just pulls out) of any fabric I choose, and wrap it like a gift really tight. This quick switch of fabric is secured with a light duty style staple gun/staples.
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Simple No-Sew Home Accent Pillow (Cutest Pillow I Ever Had)
Lucky me, I purchased 2 yards of fabric ($45 with delivery) and I had extra to have some fun with. At first I envisioned a round new-sew pillow, but then it eventually turned into an extremely cute “lumbar” pillow. I could not get over how cute this little pillow turned out using just glue (see more instructions below).
To make this little cute little lumbar pillow, I did not measure, or sew a thing. I laid 2 pieces of the fabric on each other inside out (in the shape I wanted), and glued the edges with this glue leaving a little opening to stuff the filling.
Once the edges were dry (24 hours), I turned it all inside “right”, ironed it (see photo below) and stuffed that little hole I left open with pillow filler (I used an old pillow insert I had by just cutting out some of the filling).
The last step was just closing that hole up with more glue. My handy dandy long chip clip held it shut while it dried for a couple hours right before I took the photos for you.
Simple No-Sew Mini Table Runner for Two
Have you had enough of this moody rose fabric yet? When my husband leaves the house (he works from home now 🙌🏻) I get all risky and start creating things I never even knew were needed. Okay, so a mini-table runner is risky or needed at our house right now, but don’t those nuts & olives make you hungry? Rick came home and wondered if he could have some 😊.
Honestly…the way it worked out is that I just had a leftover piece and loved the fabric so much I didn’t want to waste it. All I did was turn it upside down, fold over the corners until the piece was even (note measuring tape), and then turned it back over. No glue required-heck I could make napkins one day 😲.
To add a few personal touches ❤️, I added my husband’s mom to the table (I know he misses her dearly and I do, too), and the elephant is actually from my mom whom we also miss, but hope to see soon. Rick and I love to share stories of our loved ones from the past, so this was a perfect relaxing snack date for us. By the way, the candle holders are from the thrift store, and the “cheese plate” is left over marble from our bathroom makeover. Here’s where to find the BATTERY OPERATED REMOTE CONTROLLED TAPERED CANDLES.
There’s more! I invite you to grab some, pepperoni, olives & cheese and visit the gals from the Thrifty Style Team below to see their beautiful spring ideas while saving a ton of cash…
Redhead Can Decorate – 3 Simple No-Sew Home Decorating Ideas Using Fabric
Our Crafty Mom – Bumble Bee Craft Mason Jar
DIY Beautify – Salt Dough Rabbit Ornaments
2 Bees In A Pod – Stamped Eggs for Spring
The How To Home – Hand Stamped Napkins
Postcards From The Ridge – Paper Egg Ornaments
Vinyet Etc. – Thrifty Vintage Planters – Spring
Lora B. Create & Ponder – 7 Ideas for Decorating the Tops of Armoires, Bookcases (and any tall furniture)
The Tattered Pew – 5 Thrifty, Chic and Simple Spring DIY Projects
Cottage On Bunker Hill –Inspired Antique Brass Planter
Amy Sadler Designs –Easy DIY French Country Table Runner
Songbird – Easy Fresh Flower Spring Wreath
My Family Thyme – Easy Side Table Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint
~Special Tributes to 2 Very Beautiful & Talented Blog Friends & Long Time Members of Thrifty Style Team~
It brings me great sorrow to tell you our very talented and dear friends Michelle, and Paula both long time members of our Thrifty Style Team, both passed late last month.
Michelle was what I described to my kiddos recently as my “right arm” for a couple years prior to her illness. She was not only extremely talented in her beautiful designs, she was also exceptionally helpful behind the scenes. Not only was Michelle a genius with her coding skills here at Thrifty Style Team, but on my blog. She helped me with technical things that I would have no clue how to fix, and ones that involve tremendous trust. In addition…Michelle was extremely fair, and her true colors shined every time we exchanged messages. I will miss her tremendously.
I have little words to describe how hard it is to comprehend losing two friends side by side. I do think though, that our dear friend, Paula, who showed tremendous grace during her illness, would tell me…”No worries, Julie. I am fine, and you guys need to keep decorating.”
Paula…our dear friend, I know you are there! You were so kind, and talented we will miss you so much. We will keep you, our friend Michelle, including both of your families in our thoughts, and prayers.Posted by