Sunday, February 20, 2011

The point of no return

Last night I just got brave enough and I started ripping apart one of the settee's.

Today it looks like this.






I am scared people.

If I do not like it, I am stuck with it.

I have been taking pictures of the folds and stuff so that I can hopefully put it back on decently and I purposely didn't take apart the other settee so I can refer back to that one.

But I am still scared.

The amount of dirt and dust that I have breathed in when ripping out all the batting and fabric is giving me the hebbe jebbes.

Plus there are no less then 5,695,342 staples in this chair and some are so embedded in there I am having a bugger of a time getting them out. I hope you are not suppose to get all the staples out before you staple on the new fabric, cuz for some of them. It just ain't gonna happen.

Oh I hope this turns out good...only time will tell.

10 comments:

Jamie said...

I would be scared too. I have a chair in my basement that I have been meaning to makeover but I don't even know where to begin. I'm sure your chair will turn out great. Can't wait to see the finished project.

Susan Wyatt said...

I bet it will be treat too... and I can tell from the background you painted your mirror too! It will all look great!

leah mari said...

its going to be great!!!

Kristen @ ladybug-blessings.com said...

it is going to be great!!

Alyssa said...

You can do it!!! The heebie jeebies-love it! I just did a small chair redo and felt the same way! GO FOR IT GIRL! ;) Can't wait to see the after. :)Alyssa of Boston Bee

Katie @ On the Banks of Squaw Creek said...

I think this is the scariest part! It will start looking better soon!

Yes I Blog said...

I think you are a much braver woman than I am! But you also have successfully done other projects so I have complete faith in you.

What fabric are you recovering it with? Have you posted already and I've missed it?

Kat said...

Can't wait to see it! I'm sure it will be fabulous! Then you can come here this summer and do mine....{insert evil laugh}

Kelly Latour said...

I'm sure it will work out great! Just make sure that the staples that you leave are hammered all the way in so they don't poke through the new fabric!

Condo Blues said...

I recovered my sofa. I left the staples in. Actually I just put the new fabric over the old fabric.