so i'm making a goal (not a promise cuz a goal gives me an out): i will do 5 more post on the kitchen "reveal". number 5 will be a "finished" post with some before & afters. no really! it will! even though we are not technically finished: 2 more items that stick out in my mind right now. so....
post 1 of 5: bench cushions
i know i said in an earlier post that i found a great tutorial at SewMammaSew on how to make your own bench cushions. and i just knew i could do it myself! then i pulled a very typical ME. i read and re-read her post until i talked myself out of it. also, i needed these cushions done for a cookout that we actually had back in May for Nacho's hockey team victory celebration - they won their league division or whatever! so this was the weekend before Mom's Day. that's how long they have actually been done! nothing like putting a post off eh?
well, suffice it to say, we so many butts riding on the line, i didn't want to take any chances & i actually (head ducking below the monitor here) paid someone to do these for me. i know i know! besides, my sewing machine is still in the shop - yeah, cuz that would have made a diff! i used a local upholstery guy but did stick to my guns & used the shower curtain material that i said i would. thank goodness i bought so much because i can't find this shower curtain in Target anymore. so here they are!
not only did the upholstery guy love the pattern, but he thought the use of a shower curtain was genius! i'd come up with that idea before seeing the SewMammaSew posting, but she certainly solidified my choice! he did such a nice job & assured me they would hold up fine, certainly until i change my mind AGAIN & decide on some other pattern that i love - i won't even link to the other shower curtains at Target i'm in love with now. thank goodness i don't really know how to sew or we'd be buried in pillows right now!
i do have some material left over and when i finally get my sewing machine back, i really am going to sew the back pillows myself. i think i've proven that i'm not afraid to sew a few envelop pillows thanks to Shannon over at Madigan Made!