Thursday, May 12, 2011

Fixin up a really cute chair

Happy Mom is out of town this week.  Since school is still going, I'm living at her house to help with her kids.  Since her 3 children go to 3 different schools, it's easier for me to stay there, than for them to come here.

But have you ever stayed at someone else's house for a week. When that person isn't there to keep you company?

It's kind of boring.  There just isn't as much for you to do.

I learned this  the last two years I've done it.  So this year, I had a plan to keep me busy.

Several months ago, I found this little chair at a thrift store for 5 bucks.

I don't know why anyone would want random cowboy antics all over such a cute chair.  And the fabric was ripped in several places too.

But I've wanted to try reupholstering, and I thought this small chair would be a  great place to start.

Before I came, I removed all the old fabric and a couple hundred staples.

The fabric was on clearance at Joanns. If I remember right, I got 3 yards for around 9 bucks!  Add another buck worth of staples . . . .

Yup, this now adorable chair was right around $15 total.  One of the big reasons I wanted to do this project this week is the fact that Happy Mom has an awesome electric staple gun.  It made fixing this puppy up super fast.

And as soon as I brought it upstairs, someone wanted to come try it out.

I think she approves!

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  1. Oh my goodness!! It's fantastic!

  2. So cute!!!!! You did such a good job!!!

  3. That is so cute! What a great transformation!! Love you and miss you lots!

  4. Your little ones face says it all. Beautiful!

  5. That is super cute! Great job!! :)


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