Sunday, August 14, 2011

At last, I have finished my chair and even though it was my first upholstery job and is not perfect I am so proud of how it came out. I even managed to buy enough trim. Usually I am about 2 inches short.

It's hard to see that there is a pattern on it, but it is white on white. I probably won't let anyone sit in it for at least 3 days!!.

I've been working through some personal issues and trying to refocus my attentions but it is difficult at the moment. Usually when I'm in that kind of emotional state nothing comes out like I like it to. An example was I tried a painting, but I can't even show it. Oh well, maybe some day I'll paint over it and it will be a masterpiece.

So here is the chair. So proud.

Please click on image to see it better.

Chair $10.00 - Auction

Fabric from Alfreds's Fabrics, 2 yards @ sale price of $10.00 yd,

Trim from JoAnnes Fabrics, 9 yards @ $2.00 yd.

Total chair minus my labor = $48.00 if I did the math right. That is usually questionable.

Estimates for re-upholstery were upwards of $500. plus fabric. See what we cann do when we set our minds to it?

Friday, August 5, 2011

I didn't realize it has been so long since I last posted. boy, time flys when you are having fun.

I have not been working on art so much as my house which believe me needs much attention.

I started working on my pantry about 6 months ago and I have just finished it minus some plain white curtains to go on the window. I had been putting it off till the weather got warm so I could open windows to paint and then I had a friend come and he motivated me to finish it and helped me do just that. Thank you friend.

So here are a few pictures. I have some food in my kitchen to transfer into the pantry and I plan to add some more shelving under the ones there to have more usuable space. That will come with my first paycheck when I go back to work in Sept.

So here is what I have been working on. It's long overdue but I like it as it will allow me to get rid of some old metal cabinets that are sitting in my kitchen houseing stuff.

Hope you are all enjoying what summer we have left and getting those "projects" done.


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