Do you play bunco? Do you know what it is? (It surprises me how many people don’t know what bunco is…) Basiclly, it’s a group of 12 women who play a dice game together. We eat dinner, drink wine, and occasionally roll dice and keep score to win prizes. (Husbands of bunco playing wives often refer to it as “drunk-o”.)
|My friend Pam is an Ah-Mazing cook and she hosted bunco last month.|
In my bunco group we play once a month and each member takes turns hosting the group and cooking dinner through out the year. It’s my turn on Friday, so I am in “Yay! I’m having friends over! …Holy cats! I better clean up around here!” mode. I decided that it’s going to be Bunco Week here on the blog as I work on a couple of projects to get ready.
I gave this indoor chandelier (that I adapted to use outside) a make-over. It was turquoise last summer. Then it was black for Halloween. Then I took it down. Then I just remembered that I have it…. How about yellow?
I also needed to make a cover for the cord, but first things first.
Clean the chandy, then make sure you tape off the electrical parts. I simply wrapped the sockets with plastic grocery bags and a little tape in order to protect them.
I opted to use paint that was already in my stash, but as it tuns out, this cheery yellow was just the ticket.
I wanted to hide the cord, so I did my “No-Sew” best to make that happen.
Remember the chairs I recently recovered…? Yeah. I’m tired of the fabric on the chairs, but it is perfect fabric for a cord cover! So I pulled it off of the cushions and turned it into a cord cover with a glue gun and an iron.
1. Cut off a strip of fabric about 5 inches wide. The length didn’t matter to me, because I was going to connect several lengths of fabric together.
2. Iron the strips of fabric.
3. Run a bead of hot glue and press the two ends of fabric together to create a seam.
4. Iron a “hemmed” edge into place.
It is no secret that I am a big fan of the Eyeball Technique for things like this. It’s going to be all smushed up for crying out loud! I see no need for precise measurements here. (Especially since I will have changed this by October anyway!) Here’s a little Eyeball hint:
It does NOT have to be perfect! It’s going to be all scrunched up along the cord, right? Who is going to inspect it? The Seam Police? Get ‘er done and move on!
OK, so once you have the length of fabric pressed and “hemmed” it’s time to (*ahem) sew it up.
Let the glue set, then slide it onto the cord. Ask your fabulous husband (who has a working knowledge of most things electrical) to re-hang your chandy.*
It’ll work out just fine for my bunco night!
My house is small… we need to have a table outside. And we need to be able to see the dice, Done!
It’s obviously important to make sure you do this safely and correctly.
Don’t play with matches or electricity. Always wash your hands after using the bathroom. Don’t eat expired food. Don’t run with scissors or use your hair dryer in the bathtub. Use your manners and remember to say your prayers.