What do you do with the leftover fabric and trim from your projects? If you’ve been following our adventures, you know we’re more inclined to pick items out of the dumpster than add to it. So yes, we find a place to store every last scrap.
This week we refreshed two worn items in our home with leftover fabric and trim, proving that being packrats has privileges.
We gave a worn lampshade a facelift, using the extra fabric from Gwyneth’s dog bed:
How to Recover a Mousepad
Step #1: Select and iron your fabric.
Step #4: Once dry, use baby scissors to cut off extra fabric and apply fray glue to edges.
Step #5: Head on over to Pinterest and find your next project.
I’m pretty pleased with how both of these projects turned out, especially considering they were done completely unsupervised. Gwyneth usually monitors my work closely, but I guess everyone needs a day off once and a while.
Gwyneth will be back to work soon, though, since we’ve got a few new projects on the horizon. We’ve found some fabric we’re loving for the chair we’re going to attempt reupholstering. We’re loving the one on the right for the chair and the one on the left for a pillow: