What Else Michelle - Part 60

Glam Up Your Plain Flats

I was in Megamall yesterday when I stumbled upon these cute little flats. For P399,75, you can have 2! What a deal, right? I need a pair of black flats anyway so I got a black one and a yellow one and went straight to Carolina’s to give those shoes a face lift. For P200/pair, I don’t want to get caught wearing the same shoes as the other 5000 people who bought them.

The steps were really simple, anyone can do it for 30 minutes!

Black Flats – P200.00

Ribbon – P25/half a yard

Pearls – from my old bracelet

Bostik Sew No More – P190 (but I have it since last year)

Total: P225 for the flats!

Goodbye Boring Computer Chair!

Updating a computer chair is one of the easiest furniture make over to do. All you need are the following:

– A yard of cool fabric (or bigger if your chair is bigger, of course)

*I guess any fabric would do. It shouldn’t necessarily be an upholstering one. I used cotton fabric here, the one I got from Market!Market!

– Spray paint of choice (make sure it can be applied on plastic directly  because other spray paint requires primer first)

– Screw driver (for disassembling the chair and taking out the staples)

– Staple gun

That’s it! No sewing required.

This isn’t exactly step by step but I guess you can easily figure this out yourself. First, disassemble the chair. The black rubber thing around the seat and back rest needs to be removed too.I don’t have a picture but it can be opened and you’ll see that it is just attached with a hundred staples. Just be patient with it.

Next, spray paint the “skeleton”. No need to remove the wheels unless you’re that OC. *Heehee*. You may want to do this step first so when you’re done upholstering the seats, the paint has dried and ready for re-assembling.

Then, there’s a black fabric covering the back of the back rest. You can remove that if you want to put it back. Otherwise, don’t bother. You can always cover it with another fabric just like what I did. (I covered it with the same fabric because I don’t have a plain colored one that would match my printed fabric. It turned out well, right?) Cut the fabric by following the shape of the seat and staple away! It’s as easy as covering a book. The edges can get tricky though.

For the seat, I didn’t bother covering it anymore since the chair is low enough for anyone to see it anyway. (I checked, by the way, just in case someone fall on his face and accidentally caught a glimpse of the underside.)

If you could see the last picture, that’s the back of the seats. The staples can still be seen but I don’t want to put back the ugly rubber thingies. The seat is fine though, but the back rest looks unfinished. I would have to find a way to cover it. Will post when I have the answer. 🙂

Here’s the computer chair again, looking like a fashionista!


DIY Painted Bottles

I’m sure a lot of you have empty bottles lying around your house like beer and wine bottles, jams jars or even unwanted mason jars. (If you don’t have any, check your kitchen for almost empty supply of patistoyo, olive oil, oyster sauce and other condiments in bottles. Grab them quick before Mang Magbobote gets to make some bucks out of your junk.) Please think twice about throwing them away because here are a few ideas on how to give them some love after they served you well.

1. Paint them white and use them as your everyday centerpiece. Then using the white bottles as your clean canvas, you can also draw simple patterns using your good ol’ black marker for an avante grade effect. Creative Jewish Mom has all the tips for this super easy DIY project.

2. Of course, you are not limited to white. Any color can do. Sky is the limit!

DIY Colored Glass Bottles

Painted Glass Bottles (I wish I could find such pretty bottles with floral details too *envy*)

I will do this soon and I’ll show you what I came up with. I need vases anyway. I’d love to see your work too (so I can steal your ideas, kidding!) so feel free to drop me an email or anything. 🙂

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