Thursday, May 17, 2007


What do you think I should make with the fabric I found at the thrift store yesterday? There's not much of it, just two pieces maybe 16 or 18" wide and 45" long, but it's enough to do something. I think I need a cute swing for the front porch, and then I could make cushions for it with this.

Y'all, my wonderful new upholstered Chairy still stinks. I mean, it STINKS. Like chemicals and damp. I've had the windows open and the ceiling fan running for days to try and air it out, I've taken the cushions and set them in the sun for the afternoon, and I've tried Febreeze, which, if anything, made it stink worse (chemicals reacting with chemicals?)! I'm ready to call Bassett and complain, but I wondered if there were any other remedies I should try. I don't know, maybe my nose is just too sensitive. To think I could have just gone with a thrift store chair if I wanted something stinky--!

Thanks to everybody who has signed up for the Cottage Giveaway, which I can't link to apparently, but which is below if you scroll down a little. I'm finding so many new great blogs to read--what a pleasant bonus!


Trudi said...

Very cute fabric. Thank you for stopping by my little space and leaving a commet.(trinkets and treasurs) Try out country door I love their stuff.

I'll be back.

Judy said...

I have no idea how to get the smelly out, good luck. What a bummer.

the feathered nest said...

Mmmm, cute fabric - I'd make a pillow. I have no idea what to do about your chair - I would call Bassett. Good luck!

beverly d said...

I saw this thing on HGTV where the designer took some sturdy cardboard and covered it with batting and fabric and then adhered the inserts to the "rectangular" panels/cutouts on doors and cabinets.. and even chair backs.. for added dimension.

As for the chair... hmm.... maybe there's some kind of deodorizing/neutralizing powder you could put on it and then vacuum off? Maybe call a local carpet and upholstery cleaning place and ask if they have anything that breaks down the chemicals that new furniture is treated with? It might be worth the $50 or so to have a professional get rid of the smell.

Heidi Anne said...

Hi Janelle,
Havent seen you around Scrapforums for a while. Miss you. What have you been up to? I just found came across your blog from your siggy on SF. Im so glad I did, now I can keep in touch!! Im going over to your book blog...sounds interesting!