Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Red Polka Dots

Here's what I did with my polka dot oilcloth. Instead of sewing, I just made a seat cushion.
Cut out plywood with a jigsaw, to fit chair seat. Trace 1" foam and cut out with scissors. Glue to wood circle.
Make a sandwich with oilcloth(right side facing down, batting, foam, wood circle.
Staple 4 sides,North, South, East, West, than staple half of each section, then half again, until it's stapled all around.
Repeat 4 times. Screw into antique ice cream chairs from underneath. Here's the before.
And Ta Da-the after. Much better.
I couldn't resist making another mouse-this time turquoise. I decided to gave him a striped tail.
Don't all fashionable mice wear stripes?
I'm joining It's a Very Cherry World for Rednesday. Please check out other wonderful reds.



  1. I love it! You did a great job. I want to get some oil cloth for my art table. Your mice are still too cute!
    I wanted to link up for REDNESDAY too. Not sure what's up over at Sue's. Hope she's ok. :)

  2. The ice cream parlor chairs look adorable! I love polka dots, so cheery and red is my favorite color! Perfect change!


  3. Love your chair cushions!! So perfect for summer!! Yes, fashionable mice do wear stripes! ;) Have a great day! xo Heather

  4. Now, I want to join you for an ice cream sundae! The polka dots are the perfect touch for those chairs. I want to see more pics of your dollhouse too. Your mice are so sweet!

  5. love the red and white polka dots! Perfect for a party!

  6. I knew you were going to make them cute but these are darling. I love soda shop chairs and these make them over the top. Your mice are very vogue...smiles...Renee

  7. Love the nice red polka-dot chairs! You did a neat job!

  8. Hi Leslie!

    We've been lost in our genealogy pursuits over here! (We're hoping to make it to a Ancestry.com seminar here in a couple of weeks - hoping they can give us clues on how to find the info we can't find.)

    Hope you had a lovely long holiday weekend. We saw "The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel" and liked it very much and afterwards, had Indian food at our favorite restaurant, we also saw a great photography exhibit and more yummy food - there was a lot of food teehee.

    I love your chairs, so darling! Wishing you lots of relaxing time enjoying them.

    Happy Rednesday,


  9. What a great idea! I love the oilcloth and it's adorable pattern. The chairs are great and the new look is summer perfect. Love red polka dots..........

    The French Hutch

  10. a friend loves hearts. she would love this.

  11. The chairs are fabulous! The red polka dots really cheered them up! And the mouse is just the sweetest!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog -- I'm following you now too!

  12. Love how the chairs turned out and love the print too! I have chairs very similar and need to be done also. Thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Hi Leslie,
    We hadn't heard about Ancestry.com doing seminars either - they sent me an email about it and I said YIPPIE, let's go! :) Which reminds me, I had better see if we need tickets YIKES, had forgot about that.
    And I forgot to tell you that Charlotte is having a giveaway if you want to run on over there and make a comment - last time I told a friend, they ended up winning, so you're a shoe-in hahahhahha! Too funny!
    I'm trying to get a present made for my niece's graduation (and not being very successful at it, judging by the fact that I'm online rather than working on it) and all the other gazillion things I need to do over here and all I want to do is research my Swedish ancestors. ;)

    Happy Thursday!

  14. Those polka dot chair cushions turned out fantastic, and you even have a red umbrella to match! But my favorite thing here is the little mousey sitting in front of that adorable little cottage!
    Happy REDnesday,

  15. LOVE, LOVE, LOVE those chairs!!
    I so wish I had room in my kitchen for chairs like that!!


  16. Oh, my goodness! You have created the most darling polka dot chairs...and, they're even in red and white!
    I love, love, love them, my sweet friend!
    Have a joyous week!

  17. Polka dots! What fun! The makeover is adorable!



  18. I love your red polka dot soda shop chairs!The mouse is adorable! You did a super job on both !

  19. Great looking chairs,cushions, and the whole setting! You did a great job! Love the mouse/house, too! :)