Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Adding Furniture Reupholsterer To My Resume

After going two weekends without doing any crafting or sewing, I have been making up for lost time like a maniac this week. It is pretty exhilarating to be checking off projects from my to-do list. This evening's adventure involved recovering my chairs with some new fabric from Anna Maria Horner's new Drawing Room line of fabric.

The chairs turned out better than I could have hoped and the recovering process wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I left David in charge of removing the staples while I ran over to my neighbor's place to borrow his staple gun (Hi Harry!). It took about two hours from start to finish, which included a lot of fussing in the beginning - I blame the nerves.

Here are the Before pictures. As you can see, the seat fabric is pretty tired. The cream fabric started out pretty cute, but the light color couldn't hold up to all the tushies sitting on it but it was able to hold on long enough for me to find the right replacement.

And here are the After pictures!

And now I must finish the second bedroom/office. The new fabric is just too cute for the ugly rug and bad paint job. How did I just add two more things to my to-do list?