Monday, January 31, 2011

Stripping of Chair #1, check.

While the kids were being good watching Monsters vs Aliens the other day I decided to bring the chair down into the family room and get started on taking off all of the old fabric.
It was a lot harder than I thought it would be. There were around 1 million staples that had to be taken out.
Okay maybe I am exaggerating but not by much. Needless to say it was slow go. It took me the whole movie just to get most of the staples out of the bottom of the chair. ( I think whoever did this upholstery job must have been paid by the staple)
The good news though is that the chair is nearly stripped down of all the old, nasty, dirty cream fabric.
I also just got my fabric and the foam for the new cushions. I am getting really excited and can't wait to start piecing the chair back together.

Thursday, January 20, 2011

The chairs of shame

Well it is done. I FINALLY decided on the fabric for my chairs and just got done placing the order...I am going to keep what fabric I chose a secret...for now at least. I also bought the new foam for the seat of the chairs. The chairs were in DESPERATE need of new cushions since my dog Suzi used them as chew toys when she was a puppy.
I got them from this great site They were cheaper than every other site I went to by almost half and as I had to buy 2 custom shaped cushions I really needed the savings.
I haven't received the cushions that I ordered yet but they should be here any day and I will make sure to take a picture and post as soon as they get here.
The closer this project gets the more excited I am getting.
As I have said before I have never re-upholstered chairs before so I am a little nervous about doing it myself. We will just have to see how it goes and hope that this doesn't end up being one of those DIY that you regret taking on yourself.

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Giveaway on All Things Thrifty

One of my favorite blogs is doing a giveaway for a silhouette sd cutting machine. There are tons of things you can do with it. just head on over to to enter.