So, moving on with my '13 goals and I decided to tackle something I've been putting off since August. Re-doing some chairs for my sister Liz.
Here's the before
I love the design and simplicity of the style of these chairs, they're gorgeous and really comfy too!
I was going to sand the legs and stain them darker but then I thought...um, the legs are actually not too bad, just cover them with the new fabric and have done with it.
So I did. This is my first time upholstering anything in the history of ever. I was armed with my mother's scary electric staple tack gun. This process was fairly traumatic for me, but I got through it and they don't look too bad. I just wrapped the fabric around like a present.
As you can see the light was fading fast!
And the fabric could have done with a little iron before stapling on...details, details
The fabric is an icy blue chunky cord, it's so soft and delicious I may have spent a long time stroking it.
Hopefully Liz will sit in one and cover the other with whatever crochet she's working on at the time so that she can't tell they're very amateurishly done!
I've come to realise that if you want some upholstery doing properly you should either pay a professional or call in Dee and her husband! (And daughters, they're a crafty family!)
Anyway, it's an item ticked off my list and finally Liz can sit in comfort! I wonder how often she'll catch herself stroking the fabric as she watches tv!