Tuesday, January 4, 2011

A Tail of Two Chairs

Yesterday, I posted my big projects for this year.  I did however forget to write about this year's "challenge". (As if having major plumbing repairs and a kitchen renovated with 3 little ones running around wasn't challenging enough).  Let me explain.

When I saw my bloggy friend Michelle of Emerald Cove had a chair she was thinking of replacing, I knew I had to put my two cents worth in her comments section.  All the way up from Michigan, Michelle wrote about her chair in this post.

Now, travel with me a few miles south to Florida.  I have a chair of my own that I wrote about in this post.
This here chair is my challenge.  Michelle and I, never having done so, will embark in reupholstering our chairs.

We will find a tutorial (if you know of a good one, feel free to link it in the Sunny Notes) and be each others support through the entire project.  You know when you start a project and you feel like you're a little over your head and then shove it in the garage?  (Please tell me I'm not the only one that does that?)  Michelle will keep me in check and vice versa (not that she shoves projects in the garage).  A project buddy system of sorts.

We'll start on our chairs in the latter part of the year.  Wish us luck!
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DanielleisNesting said...

Yay! Moral support! I know what you mean about hiding projects away! Good luck!

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

You are fearless! Good luck!

Jenny Esterbrook Photography said...

I"m dying to see how these turn out, I too have a chair that needs redone but I've never been brave enough! Oh, and I'm loving your new kitchen ideas, I have a thing for white cabinets so those are right up my alley! Good luck with all of your projects and Happy New Year!

Karrie said...

Good luck! And support is a good idea!

Renee said...

I do wish you luck. I started reupholstering an antique loveseat and when it sat for two years in my bedroom (I refused to put it in my garage), I finally caved and sent it to a professional. I loved how it turned out, but don't even ask about the price (UGH). So, your motivation should be all that money you save!!!

michelle said...

Ooh your chair looks so comfy!! :) I can't wait to do this and yes, I do shove projects in the garage, in the basement, upstairs..... :)

Ocean Breezes and Country Sneezes said...

When you find that tutorial please let me know! I've just rescued a family "heirloom" this past week that I want to reupholster! It's sitting in my garage at the moment as it's too cold to work out there right now! Happy New Year!