5.14.2009

Fight Club

I started my chair recover project last night. After posting about it and reading all the great comments I was really motivated.



Well... after two hours of man handling some pliers and about a million staples later, I didn't get very far.

This was all that I got off of the chair




And this is what the chair looked like



You can't really tell from this picture but my hand is bright red, I have blisters starting to show and I am in PAIN!



So...at the moment the chair and I are in a fight. Big fight. I know I will win in the end, but its taking some time to dismantle and get all those stubborn staples out- ugg!

I'm resting my hand but will be back at it again very soon- this chair is going down.

9 comments:

Kara said...

you crack me up!! i'm dying over here...
did you pick a fabric yet?
i have TWO chairs i am dying to have reupholstered but am SO super scared to do it myself. kudos to you for having the kahunas to do it!! i can't wait to see how it turns out!!!!
btw- my mother LOVED her hand crafted cards. thank you so much (and for the little extras too!) :)
xx
kara

Rachel said...

Poor dear! BUT, you're right... The fight will be won by you and it'll all be worth it, right?!?!

Blueprint Bliss said...

This post made me laugh. Good luck! Can't way to see how it ends up.

Sweet Nothings said...

ohhh...man...i hope you prevail!!

Cote de Texas said...

hehe~~~!!
can't wait to see it finished, your poor hands!
Joni

My Notting Hill said...

wow - I'm just about to start a similiar fight with a chair of mine. I have complete confidence you will win!

Haven and Home said...

Hold on....you can upholster?!?!?!? I am very very impressed. I can't wait to see the finished product!!!!! It is my dream to reupholster my own furniture! Why don't we live closer together?

LindsB said...

Hahha, thanks for the confidence Marianne I would not say I can upholster exactly, I can put some fabric on a chair and throw a few staples in it to make it look good- if I had to do piping or sewing multiple pieces together thats another story. You should move to Boston!!

Or we should plan a huge blogger get together, that would be a blast.

Lauren said...

hahaha oh no!!!!