Friday Guest Blog Interview: A Life More Fabulous!

Friday Guest Blog Interview: A Life More Fabulous

After several weeks of hosting Friday Guest Blogs of some very brilliant party/entertaining designers — you have to admit, these women are so brilliant — I thought it would be fun to mix it up with a few of my favorite home decorating blogs. Sharalee, from A Life More Fabulous, graciously agreed to answer PDB’s four interview questions first!

Having grown up in Zimbabwe, and later living in an assortment of inspiring places such as Toronto, London, and Colorado, Sharalee brings an eclectically influenced beauty to her design style that is unusual and captivating. She also has a self-proclaimed ‘life long obsession with interior design and beautiful houses’ and an ‘unhealthy collection of interior design magazines and tear sheets’, all of which have slowly transformed into a fantastic blog that launched in April of this year.

‘I’ve started A Life More Fabulous to fuel my passion for all things design and to chronicle and share some of my finds.’

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I started following A Life More Fabulous on my RSS feed just a couple of months ago, and I go back again and again to get bits of inspiration for here and there. My reader (don’t have one? you should really consider) has become like that of my favorite decorating magazines — I pour my morning cup of coffee, sit back at my desk and read through the latest postings of those blogs which I love most. It’s like flipping through a well-worn Elle Decor — you may actually never do those grand room ideas you find, but the daily design impact will nevertheless leave an impression on you.

My decorating style is forever pulled and twisted into this direction and that with the regular reading of my favorite design blogs… and so without further ado — I present my interview with A Life More Fabulous!

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Cool Idea for All of the Crafty Entertainers Out There!

Before & After: Folding Chairs

I don’t know about you but I have a few of these folding chairs lying around… ready for guests and parties and everything else that comes our way (actually, now that I think of it, I should really get some more!). When I saw this Before & After from Apartment Therapy, I knew it would resonate with hostesses and DIY decorators alike.

Before & After: Fabric Folding Chair 2

You could always purchase these beautiful Anthropologie folding chairs (at $200 each, see below) to get an equally bohemian and modern look, or you could invest in a few neat fabric remnants, a bit of cushion foam and a staple gun… and have at your own collection! Guests will wow over your results and love the comfy cushions.

Before & After: Anthropologie Fabric Folding Chair

Before & After: Folding Chairs

{Upholstered Folding Chairs}

1 hour per chair
$20.00 each, including chair

Tools and Resources:

* Slatted folding chair (thrift stores and World Market are great resources!)
* Fabric scraps
* Foam for seat and 1″ foam for back
* Dacron to cover foam
* Spray adhesive
* Stapler and staples
* Double welt cord or gimp
* Hot glue gun and hot glue
* Scissors
* Pliers to remove staples, if necessary

1. Choose a variety of printed fabrics to use

2. Measure, cut and staple a piece of 1″ foam around the slatted back starting under the bottom rail and going up and over the top and attaching back under the bottom rail

3. Repeat Step 2 with dacron padding

4. Cut a 1 1/2″ or 2″ piece of foam that will fit the seat of the chair. With scissors, cut the sharp corner off the edge of the foam (bevel it) so it will have a soft edge.

See all directions right here.

Before & After: Folding Chairs

Before & After: Fabric Folding Chair

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