I’ve kept myself quite buzzy lately with all kinds of things and had to prioritise some of my projects. In my enthusiasm, I start on different projects and want to execute all of my ideas at once…Well even though I am a woman, I can multi-task until a certain level. Since my blog birthday is over, the DIY kit is in the mail, I finally cleared up my schedule to continue with the Project Perfect Picture Frame for my new apartment. Did you miss the first part? Don’t worry you can find it over HERE. Alright, let’s go:
Let’s continue where we left off…
In the last post, you could read that I’ve started the ‘upholstery’ of the leather onto the picture frame. The inner side was fixed and I had to figure out how to do the outer side. Especially the corners were a challenge.
The first step for the outer side was to place four staples into each side to even out the stretch of the leather. Now I knew I had enough leather to cover all the corners.
Cutting or pleating the corners
Since I wanted the corners tightly covered with leather, I could either cut the corners and fold them over each other or I would pleat the corners… Let’s try the last one first.I pulled the leather as tightly as I could and folded the leather in small pleats at the back. In this case, I was happy I chose for the staple gun because otherwise, I am not sure how I would have gotten these results.
Pull, staple, repeat
With tightly covered corners, it was time to staple down the outer side. All that’s left was to hide the staples with a lovely velvet ribbon. Sometimes I start on a project not knowing how it will look in the end and actually surprise myself with the results. I actually love it! It’s a subtle little hint of leather and velvet in your interior. What do you think of this result? Should I make some more? It would be an awesome ‘Sinterklaas’ or Christmas present! Wouldn’t it?