Sunday, February 12, 2012
We'll See. But I Think I Can Do This!
I've had this small wing-back chair (pictured below) for a long time. It doesn't look so bad from a distance, or in a very dark room, but it's been here in our attic taking up valuable storage space too long. It either needs a purpose or to leave the premises right away! Meanwhile, I really would love a slipcovered chair like the one in the photo above to use in my sunroom and also as an extra in the dining room. And I think I can do this. The tutorial is very clear, so I'm hopeful that magic can occur.
To turn this poor sad chair with frayed and filthy dirty arms into a beauty that can earn her keep around the house I'll need to buy some permanent press muslin from my local fabric shop, JoAnn's, or from a discount fabric department at our local Michael's or Walmart.
Screeching to a halt already!
No fabric in the house, yet. I disposed of everything when we moved. Plus, I haven't used the sewing machine since we moved to this house either, nearly 5 years ago now, and have no idea if it even works or needs an overhaul before I can begin my project.
And, well, we do have dinner plans with friends and first I'll need to whip up a fancy dancy dessert to take along. See, this is why the chair has been in the attic all this while. It's the getting started part!
Well, TOMORROW, the first day of the rest of my life, I pledge to take a shopping list and "go-get" it all!
Now that's better. I will not let inclination to procrastinate get in the way of progress. Today, I will (1) make up my shopping list and (2) test the sewing machine and (3) clean the fabric already on the chair. I will report back. But, isn't this white slipcover absolutely DARLING? And don't you love the little table with tablecloth next to it? Me too!
Wish me luck!