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Female: Just like we did at our top, will first going to attached our foam by gluing it and then stapling it all the away the around the base. Then we staple over that with our layer of bond the décor. Male: Now, the one thing you want to realize, we are going to put four pieces of fabric on here so we’re going to quartered them of course. A reference point our screws, okay they’re even on the top and the bottom. Female: Aright. Male: Alright, when we take our panel our fabric panel we are going to fold this in half and we’re going to clip the center. If we use the screws here, here and here-- Female: Kind of a 12— Male: In a 90 degrees. Female: Kind of 12, 6, 3 and 9 okay. Male: Exactly, then will put our fabric centered on that screw and bring it all the way under so we’ve get about 3 quarters on inch of fabric to an inch. Female: Because you have to cover this ends so it’s got to be all. Male: And on the inside— Female: Up side down, don’s stapler your finger in there like you did the last time. You even laugh. Male: Okay, same screw reference that we are using here. Female: Hold that tight. Male: Now center it, now what we are going to do we don’t want to pull so tight that we flatten is out, we want to keep our shape. Female: When you pull that tight for a second it look like you almost had a bow in there. Male: Okay. Female: When you pull at that tight. Male: Now— Female: When you stapling that on the bottom or on the side. Male: Or stapling it on the bottom. Female: On the bottom. Male: Okay, that we’ve got the center now we come back to the outside edge. What we want to do is want to take all of our fabric and smooth it out— Female: So that you can see that same line in the fabric? Male: That same line are thread line coming across here and right at the top we are going to staple that. Female: Can you see that? Male: The other fabric will go over it. Female: Oh, alright base that implies? Male: Same way will follow our thread all over here. Female: And you are not making it too tight so you feel the wood? Male: No. Female: What you got here? Male: Okay, what we’re going to do now. We are going to put on our last two sides and we’re going to produce a finish edge going down. Female: Oh, alright. Male: Okay, same thing it’s on your fabric and we use the screws. Female: From the other two. Male: Yup, okay. Here are our screws again. Female: From the bottom? And you have your notches and you matching up. This is really does what makes. Male: You know of course simple is the singles together you get a really nice look at it. Female: Yeah, love it. Male: Okay, now on this one right here remember the leads can set on top. Female: Right. Male: So if we put a staple right here and not really see it it’s going to be covered. Female: Alright. Male: Okay, what we want to do is the same thing we did last time. Will come over here and will get that line going and we get it full tuck. Female: Yeah. Male: Okay, then we want to go and look insides see our post is setting right here. Right there in the center and we’re just going to put a little mark there and we are going to come down at the bottom where the screws are and pull a little mark right there. Female: Okay, that’s what I’m going to tell you. Male: Well when we fold this fabric under. Female: Oh you fold it under. Male: Okay and we fold it under and we are going to bring it right to that chalk so we are going to keep our mind and if you notice we resist this lift so that it will hide the plasters. Female: I was wondering with that. Male: To putting on what you are going to do is swing the cast and make sure you’ve got. Female: So make sure they don’t obeying into the edge. Male: Right and make sure you’ve got about a half inch on it okay. And what are we do again, we can put this right at seems okay and we just work away around. Female: It actually does hide them and they aren’t far enough that you are not going to just see those until it look like it floats. Male: Okay, let’s watch the float. Female: That would be a good ride. Male: Yeah. Female: I’ve got a finish touch there and look at that, oh wow. Male: Wow, that’s nice. Female: That really looks great. Male: Now, we can line our seems up with our seems and – Female: All the tops there and all the sides. Male: Sure. Females: That looks great. Male: The big button and everything really looks good in there. Female: And now it’s time for cookies, yes, yes I have your cookies. Male: Thank you. Female: You don’t get all of them. Male: Well you know I did. Female: You did do a lot of the work and it looks really good. I love this. Male: Okay, this is good. Female: We are all done you know it. And have a few more things that I’ve like to make. Male: Well you know I like peanut butter cookies and amazing chocolate is cook. Female: I know how to make peanut butter cookies and we can put those together I need you to help me bring this into my room, you bring its up. Male: No, I have a cookie first. Female: Okay, Michael I can’t wait how simple this suppose to be. Male: It’s easy as it is. Female: Great, thanks for joining us today. Bye for now. Male: Bye. Female: Or ornament is now complete, you’ve seen all the steps to make a beautiful story out of them. Using a kit with free cut wood and all the supplies makes your project easy. Check out all the designs plus headboards and corners board at the Upholstery Studio.