Monday, November 8, 2010

The Mother of all UFP's--F'ed!

Don't worry, its not what you're thinking:)  UFP is my mom's term for "Unfinished Project." If there was a contest for queen of UFP's I think I would be in the running!  But this project in particular I started over 1 1/2 years ago. Yup, I found some beautiful upholstery fabric and started on my dining room chairs. I did one. It looked great. Then the project stalled; I don't even know why. But like all good UFPs it just kept getting put on the back burner. for. a. long. time.  Yesterday I got inspired. Maybe it was the thought that soon enough we will have a tot with sticky little fingers running over everything and seriously, WHITE furniture? WHY? Who lives with white furniture in their house and is able to keep it pristine?  These chairs weren't new when we inherited them. They looked like crap--and we only made it worse. See for yourself:

The worst  thing about this particular UFP is that it really isn't that hard to reupholster a basic chair cushion.  All you need are: fabric, hammer, screw driver (for un-attaching/reattaching cushion from chair frame) and a staple gun.  You simply cut your fabric to size and begin stretching and stapling evenly around the back of the cushion. It really only took me about one Sadie nap (1 1/2 hours) to do the rest of them.   Can I just say, it feels MAGNIFICENT to scratch this mother of all UFP's off my to-do list? Here is the final product:
I'm happy with how they turned out--nice and autumnal. I think they will hold up well to the rigors of tot-hood.   Also, this project cost me all of $40, and buying a whole new set of chairs would have been just silly. My next upholstery project will be a little more involved-- this white gliding rocker in the baby's room:
(more white furniture, ack!) But that will be a later post...

1 comment:

  1. I can so relate to this one. When we got married my parents bought us a beautiful dining room table and chair set, upholstered in WHITE! We have recovered then at least 4 times in the past 5 years