Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Reupholstered Chairs

There are a few crafts that intimidate me.

One of them is soap making.  I am not talking about the melt and pour.  I am talking about the (real) kind that you have to use lye to make.  The lye is what scares me.  I am kinda clumsy AND I have kids. Not really a good mix.

Another one is woodworking.  I really (REALLY) want to build a shelf or an AMAZING kitchen for my kiddies or even a simple raised bed garden.  But the saw, the nails and the MEASURING ...  No, thanks.

The next one is kinda embarrassing.  I am intimidated by reupholstering!  Can you believe that?  Or at least I WAS.  I know people say that it is super easy.  But I did not believe them.  How am I gonna tear up some furniture and put it back together with no guide/instruction?  Well, quite simply, apparently.

On New Years Day, I had a brunch at my house.  Most people were pretty late, but Grandma Ruth - always on time - showed up about 45 minutes before everyone else.  She is super crafty like me ;).  As she was about to sit down on one of my stools (The horrible cushions stopped her in her tracks) - she said: "Do you want me to cover these?"  Although slightly embarrassed by my stained bar stools, (I am not one to turn down help) I responded enthusiastically: "YES!".  She said, "If you have the fabric, I can do it in 30 minutes".  What?  30 minutes?  Now that is MY kinda craft.

And she did!

Yesssss....

7 comments:

Libby said...

Yessss, is so right. Way to go, Grandma Ruth! That fabric on the chair is amazing.

DJ WiZzDoM™ said...

Nice!

Ayana said...

Thank you! It was some scraps from an interior decorator. My aunt got a huge bag from her and this was one of the pieces. I loved it - but didn't know what to do with it... So glad I kept it! I got rid of most of the other fabric when I did that dreadful destash a while back. Sigh.

Mom said...

WOW, GREAT JOB!! I really like it.

Babs said...

I have been procrastinating redoing my chairs. I already have the fabric picked out, I just need to do it.

Was it really that easy?

Ayana said...

@ Babs. Um YES. And she didn't even take off the original fabric - she just put fabric ON Top. And then stapled it to the bottom!

Michelle Nicole Rivera said...

Gorgeous!