Let me first start off by saying Kah
is forcing me kindly asked me to write this post for one of our beautiful furniture re-dos. It was our first time trotting into the territory of furniture upholstering. However, I am ashamed to admit that I didn’t offer my dear sister much help with this project. We (Breeze and I) assisted her with the removal of the old mud-stained fabric (Kah and a cousin of ours dropped the chair in the mud, while trying to get it in the car). We spent countless days removing staples from the frame. I’m even a little sad to say that we invited my mother and aunt over under false pretenses to help with the staple removal process. I know! Bad twins, but we provided food and movies.
After the deconstructing process is where I threw my poor sister to the wolves. I know what kind of twin sister am I, right? But I didn’t have the patience for upholstering at that time. And let me mention that neither one of us knew how to sew. We owned our sewing machine for a whole year and didn’t use it. So Kah, because she becomes obsessed sometimes, dedicated long hours and nights to teaching herself how to sew. After unsuccessful attempts of trying to drag her away from the sewing machine before the sun arrived, or when I was sick of watching, I would finally leave her alone. I was having nightmares of the non-stop buzzing of the sewing machine and would hear Kah yell at Breeze to stop eating the thread, and yet I didn’t feel an ounce of shame when sleeping “peacefully” in my bed.
After a few weeks the chair was finally complete. The pieces were all sewn together and we began stapling them to the existing frame. I helped with this, go Milla!
So I’m finished my rant, here is the unfortunate Before (The Evil Twin) and the beautiful After (The Good Twin):
Now and then, Kah will show her disdain for my lack of patience to learn how to sew, but she gets over it whenever she looks at the beautiful chair in our living room. What’s really amazing about this project is that we scored this Thomas Paul “Hedge” fabric for 5 yards for $35 and the chair for $25 totaling $60.
And she’s ecstatic because she shared her makeover on the Facebook page for Young House Love and Sherry said she loved it.
Woah- it’s amazing!!! Waaaaay intimidating and above my skill level, but amaaaazing all the same! Haha.
I’ve linked the armchair makeover at these great parties.
DebbieDoos Monday Newbie Party
Erin of Home Savvy’s Homemade Monday
My 1929 Charmer- Sunday’s Best
J&M’s Eye Candy-Strut Your Stuff Sunday
Between Naps On The Porch – Metamorphosis Monday
Creations by Kara
The Thrifty Home
Saved By Love Creations-Thrifty Thursdays
Serenity Now-Weekend Bloggy Reading
Tickled Pink Friday @ 504 Main
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