Saturday, September 18, 2010

My Nesting Project

I've done one project right before each child was born.  I guess it is nesting, but none of the projects had anything to do with a baby coming...I just knew I would get enough sympathy to get some help.  With John I sanded and re-stained our bedroom dresser.  Now this really didn't have anything to do with a baby coming since the dresser was housed in our garage and wasn't even used until we moved when John was one.  The dresser was just bothering me and my last couple of months of pregnancy were the first time in 7 or 8 years that I didn't have a job.  With Gus I painted the floors downstairs and the front porch.  We also took the ugly fence down around the house, but seeing as how I did very minimal work with that I won't claim that project.

For my latest project I decided to reupholster at least one of these chairs.  I decided to  take only one apart at a time so that I didn't have a complete disaster on my hands.  We bought these chairs when we first moved to Denver two years ago with the intention of reupholstering them at some point...that point is now.  So, here is my journey...

 This is what the chair looked like before.

I took it apart to see how it was put together.  In the meantime I took lots of pictures so I wouldn't forget how to put it all back together.

I just kept taking it all apart.  This old pile of chair was a kid magnet.  This motivated me to get it all done quickly.

I had to sand down the frame since it needed to be re-stained.  Don't worry folks, I used a mask...for part of it.

So the frame is done and the chair is ready to be put back together.

Here is the finished product.  My friend Jan helped me with the sewing part.  I don't sew.  I used to sew flags with my friend Kelsey, but as I was explaining to Jan yesterday, those didn't have to look very good because they were moving and a few yards away.

New and old side by side.  I have to say I feel pretty good about this accomplishment.  It isn't perfect, but it works for me.  I must be nesting because what person in their right mind would take on any of these projects when they are so big they can't even tie their own shoes.  Or, maybe I'm just not in my right mind.


ABCEKegg said...

It looks great!! A huge improvement. :)

The Witherspoon Family said...

That chair is gorgeous! And at least you only took on one project. I swear I have about 50 going right now, and I'm running out of time.

Katie Fiene said...

Thanks you two. I'm glad I'm not the only one taking on projects.

Heather said...

Awesome job! The new chair looks great!

Marcia said...

Super job! I love your fabric choices.

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