Friday, February 19, 2010

blame it on the weather...

This month has been a time of reflection for me.

I am pondering what to do with the rest of my life (but that's nothing new!). I am thinking about what home project I want to tackle next. I am contemplating folding the load of laundry that's been in my dryer for 3 days (really, I'm not joking). There's lots of thinking going on here... very little doing.

On that non-committal note, this weekend I am (maybe possibly) going to try something I have never done before. We have a really hideous green chair that we've been trying to get rid of on Craigslist, but no one wants it. I was about to bring it to GW last week, when I remembered that I've always wanted to try my hand at upholstery.

So, why not give it a try?

I will either end up with a nice "new" chair, or we can have a big bonfire! It's a win-win situation! Plus, it will get me off my bum and help me to start actually doing something again.

So, I am doing my homework and researching, and I already have a plan to get Josh on board. I just have to say, "NEW TOOLS!" and I'm sure he will jump at the opportunity to shell out money for another decorating fiasco.

Have any of you upholstered anything yourself? Any tips for a newbie?


  1. I can't wait to see your green chair! You'll have to post pics ASAP!

  2. no but i'm dying to learn!!! Definitely post pics of the process...I'd love to see!

  3. yes when you take the fabic off the old chair do it carefully and use it as the pattern for the new fabic. Just like taking about something mechanical take pictures of each step as you take it apart so that when you put it back together you can reverse the steps. good luck you can come and help me do our coach next!!!

  4. oops I mean couch, lol...

  5. Thanks Patt! I didn't even know you read my blog, thanks for posting! That is really good advice and I will definitely be following it!



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