Tuesday, November 19, 2013

The French chair project:

To begin with, I had a very upsetting weekend, personal things that I seem to have no control over.  This matter is something that has been going on and off for years and I just got to the point where I have had enough. What will be, will be, because try as I might, things are not going to change so I need to accept it and continue being my happy self, for me, my family and my friends. 

In order to deal with it and not dwell,  I decided to surround myself with those who I know love and appreciate me. Sunday we went to church, which helped a lot and then I spent the day with my daughter Carrie, we did a little shopping on Sunday for her, then on Monday, we went again! This time I had to go and look for a new sweater for a girls night out with two of my daughters this Saturday. We spent the whole day together, after shopping we came home and made a huge pot of Potato soup and her whole family came and ate with us. Much needed family time to say the least. And after they all left I spent a good hour and a half talking with one of my best friends. She always listens to me when I'm down and I appreciate it more than she knows:)

But today, I had to get moving on the project at hand. I started to upholster the little French chair, and, given the fact that it's my first time doing something like this, it's going well. I am really taking my time with it though, I want it to look fabulous:)

These are the fabrics I decided to use, they will look familiar because they are the left overs I had from the slipcovers I made for the master bedroom. I had plenty left over and I didn't want to waste any of this beautiful fabric.

Of course I wanted to get this project at least halfway done today but I only had about 20 staples left! So, tomorrow when I go to babysit for my grandkids I will have to stop on the way home to get some more staples. It never fails:(

So this is what I got done today:

I know it's not much, but I need to take my time on this one:) The cut outs are a little tricky, where the fabric wraps around the arm of the chair, but I think it's going pretty well.

I love the softness of the fabric against the distressed wood

So far, so good

This is what the seat fabric looks like up close. It's a really soft chenille, I love this fabric and I was hoping to use it on another project.

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