5.30.2013

STARTING THE LOVE SEAT

antique sofa make over before

This is a love seat that I picked up on ksl.com last summer for $25, and I'm now ready to refinish her. As, you can see she's in pretty bad shape, and the colors are all wrong. One reason that I was excited about this chair, is that I could tell that it would be an easy upholstery job. No sewing. Just demo, paint, staple and glue.

antique sofa make over before
antique sofa make over before
antique sofa make over before

I did decide to put this in the living room, and I think that I already have all the supplies I'll need: Dark grey velvet ($2 at the thrift store), can of spray paint that I already had (I've decided on the purple, or aubergine, I should say), floral fabric and rickrack that I already had ... I'm excited!

antique sofa make over before

I'll show you some progress pictures later, but I've already taken the whole thing apart, and I'm pretty sure that's going to be the hardest part -- the person who redid the chair before me used a million, super-long staples. I get to paint the frame tomorrow!

5.27.2013

THIS WEEK'S TOP 11 (in no particular order)

1. Penelope makes us laugh with her crazy, scrunch face.

baby girl funny face instagram

2. Ruby wins the Top Dog Award (for "a dog-gone good job," of course!)

little girl award instagram

3. Someone leaves a thoughtful gift for the mailman.

dandelion mailbox instagram

4. Archie gets confused by Woo's thumb.

baby boy confused instagram

5. Herbie teaches his class how to make claws out of paper for the 1st Grade Show-n-Teach.

little boy teaching class instagram
little boy teaching class instagramlittle boy teaching class instagram

6. Penelope starts to get little girl length hair.

baby girl skirt walking grass instagram

7. I go for a pleasant, evening run.

mountain valley pasture instagram

8. Woo introduces the kids to Led Zeppelin.

man singing instagramman singing instagram

9. Which motivates Linus to build a 3-tiered hat.

little boy many hats instagram
little boy many hats instagram

10. And Herbie and Moses to form a faux-hawk rock band.

little boys guitars rock band instagram
little boys guitars rock band instagramlittle boys guitars rock band instagram

11. And Moses graduates from Joy School.

preschool joy school graduates instagram

I hope you all had a great week!

5.23.2013

MINI-UPHOLSTERY PROJECT

I've been putting off finishing the bathroom for the last 2 years, might as well make it a few more weeks ... I'm kind of tired of paint prep and painting to be honest, so I decided that recovering this barstool would be more fun.

This barstool was working really well for us, until someone (Moses!) decided to see what would happen if he picked at it a little bit. 

This is really going to surprise you, but this is what happened:

purple living room before barstool

I liked the texture in the vinyl, and wanted to replace it with something that also had a bit of texture to it. My first idea was to pick up an old sweater at the thrift store, or maybe a jacket? But, instead I came back with this corduroy remnant.

purple living room after barstool

Which works fine.

purple living room after barstool
purple living room after barstool
purple living room after barstool

Short and sweet, and so much fun that I've had another idea to distract me from the bathroom ...