Do you remember in a blog post far, far away that I showed you this little beauty that my sweet sis "loaned" me? If you'd love to go back and read that inspiring post, it is here. Wow, I really left you hanging in suspense for a long time on this one. Sorry! I know you all have just been dying to know how this project turned out, NOT! But, alas, I'll show it to you anyway--just to keep my word.
Drumroll, please, here it is--
Wow, isn't that just amazing--no, it is not and that little bugger was harder than I ever expected, hence the
wrinkles gathers. I had trouble with the staple gun I borrowed from my wonderful brother-in-law, and the whole project was just hard, but I got it done. Sometimes when things get hard, I get more determined. Can I hear an amen?
To finish it off and hide the staples I cut a piece of fabric, folded under the raw edges and ironed it. It looked like bias tape, but I did not cut it on the bias-- I avoid that like the plague. Then I hot glued it over the staple row. I was thinking I would like it simple
so as not to draw attention to the poor reupholstering job but I had the gimp, so I hot glued it on top of the fake bias piece to finish the whole thing off. I am happy enough with it and the best part of the whole project is it was my mother's. It goes well with my chair and I sometimes like the imperfect a lot. Hope this inspires you to let yourself be creative and less than perfect too.
Just because I really appreciate you reading, I adding some eye candy as a treat. Sorry this picture was ripped out of a catalog--that just how I roll sometimes. I just love this collection of hand mirrors and will be trying to duplicate this soon. They look like antiques and they were not for sale in this catalog, they were a prop. Enjoy. Till next time, Robin
Image from Anthropologie
I'm linking up withhttp://linda-coastalcharm.blogspot.com/2011/08/nifty-thrifty-tuesday-no75.html