For my birthday, Garrett gave me a set of upholstery tools and a budget to purchase my first piece. I was excited. It took me months to find the right chair for my living room. I really like some of the bright spicy seating that PB has been offering lately but I can't wrap my head around $1000 for a chair. I had to travel clear across Atlanta to Conyers to find this bad boy since Douglasville doesn't have a Goodwill, but I walked in and fell in love. And who wouldn't for $35- SOLD. But, then I got scared: what if I bought the wrong fabric (upholstery fabric can be any where from$300/yd to $15/yd), what if I can't find tacks, I still have some tools to buy, What if I just F-it all up. I sucked it up and put an end to the second guessing. Mostly because the yellow dot, itchy fabric is embarrassing. Last weekend, I purchased 9 yds- probably too much but I am not taking any chances and I will finish this project. I ordered my tacks today and some other little do-dads I might need and this weekend, I will buy my piping with my Joann's coupon.
I plan on removing the skirt completely to expose some leg and might even end up painting them. I purchased some relatively dark fabric because this is Murphy's favorite chair and having Maggie and a dark blue couch I have learned my lesson in matching dog to fabric as much as possible. I really can't wait to get started. However, I said that when I ordered my pleat tape for the living room curtains which are still on roll and the pleat tape is still in the box. One day everything will be done, and then I will have baby and nothing will get done. Who cares...I have pretty fabric!
Note: This is a very bad picture of my fabric. The color is all wrong. It is much more rustly and less ugly. It is also much more branchy and less floral. Basically, it is awesome and not really like this picture, except that it is. I will show you pictures when it is done-- hopefully in 2 weeks. But I also plan on painting the baby's room in those 2 weeks, sewing a crap load, hosting a dinner party, cleaning and watching the Olympics, so you might not want to hold me to that deadline.