19 August 2007

Sunday Project

Here's what I did today. Despite a huge, long list of of other things that I should have been doing (and Jenn, I swear I will get those good habits started soon, really) I started a new project, one that I've been putting off for even longer than Paradise Lost.

I reupholstered a chair. Here, look:


See all that stuffing exploding out of the arm and back of the chair? Yeah, the cats and the girls both liked to help it along. But now that the penalty for messing with the chair is death, I figure that should serve as an appropriate deterrent.

Here's what I did:


Not bad for a first time, right? I was pretty proud of myself. One of the reasons I'd been putting it off was because I was so sure I'd screw it up completely. But I managed to make all of my mistakes on the back! Where no one but me will ever see them!

But really it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, and if any of you are considering giving it a try, just go for it. I ripped the fabric off one section at a time and used the old pieces as a guide for the new ones. The best part was nailing all of the seams onto the chair without having to sew them, it felt like cheating.

The couch is next. Next year probably...

7 comments:

Stepherz said...

You.are.awesome. Good looking chair you got there, Momma!

Cathy said...

You are amazing. Fantastic job.

andi said...

Gorgeous!

it's me, Val said...

How did you do it? Is there a tutorial to follow? Seriously . . . I would love to know because I have some things I'd love to do. But I'm not Martha Stewart!

it's me, Val said...

Btw, good job!!!

Heather said...

You got skillz!

Laura said...

This project smacks mysteriously of Annie R.(aka:"Martha") Did she put you up to this???