Monday, January 31, 2011

Pull Up a Chair

Don't you just love to try new things? Especially new types of projects? I know I do!

When my dear friend's son broke one of the chairs in her sitting area, I hatched a scheme that would allow me to try my hand at a little reupholstering.

I scoured the local thrift stores and found this little beauty:


Several hours, many staples and not even one swear word later, I presented her with this:

Now, let's not kid ourselves: it's not perfect. But, my friend cried when she saw it. And I count that as a success. I mean, who doesn't love trying something new and making a self-proclaimed non-crier shed some tears ?

11 comments:

Cami said...

NICE job! I have upholstered a few things in my time, and NONE have been this successful or difficult. Good friend.

Jenni said...

Beautifully done!! You are such a nice friend!

JazznJenna said...

It looks very nice : ). My question is, how did you know you could do this? I think about doing our couches someday, but would need to learn how before attempting it. Have you ever watched someone work on this type of project before, watched tutorials, or did you just dive in with no prior experience/instruction? Anyway, great job at trying something new, and succeeding : )!

Greg and Nicole Jensen said...

I am impressed....and What a nice friend you are!

supersonicjan said...

That looks so fun!

Deb said...

that does look fun - and therapeutic!

Heidi said...

Awesome job!

Anonymous said...

You are amazing! Is there anything you cannot do?

Esther

Tracy said...

Love it. Love it! You are the best. Next project -- my closet!
Thanks so much -- Hugs!

Kellie said...

It looks great. You're so awesome! I actually had a little business long ago doing reupholstery. Fun times remembered.

Corinne said...

Seriously, girl, you're amazing. I love how you will tackle anything :)

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