I have finally finished the chase, that Chris started last semester. It took a lot of sewing and three classes of time, but it is done. When I started with it Chris had done all the work but he had left off with the outsides of the arms, the back, and the skirts to finish. I started with the outsides of the arms and then finished the back. This involved sewing welting cord, stapling with cardboard, and using this evil stuff called ply grip.
The next step involved sewing more welting cord, sewing the skirts, and attaching the skirts. As sewing is not really what Chris does, I am secretly glad I got to take over!
Now for the before and after!
Next I will have to finish off the bedroom and post pictures of it in the room!
It's not that I am an unorganized person, but when we moved into this house 3 years ago, T was 2 months old and M was 2 years old. Honestly, I was lucky to get the boxes unpacked! We also have had to do a lot of work inside, outside, and in the yard, so I am just now getting so annoyed with the state of disorganization and the amount of stuff that has accumulated that I have decided to go room by room, finishing un-fished projects, cleaning out, and organizing. I have changed the way I think from one of I am going to do a whole room in one day to I will do part of a room and immediately get rid of trash and take donations to goodwill. I started an excel spreadsheet on my laptop to help facilitate keeping track of donations.
My dear friend Jaime lent me an amazing book by Stacey Platt called What's A Disorganized Person to Do? (see Amazon link to the right). I think I need one for myself. In the first chapter there is a chart that helps you decide what to keep and what to get rid of. Happy Organizing!
I know that this is very long overdue, but awhile back Chris and I had our last upholstery class together. We now have found a new date night activity (more on that later), and I am continuing upholstery myself. Anyhow, I finished one of my chairs and have since almost finished the second at home (before and after photos will be posted soon). Chris almost completed his chaise, but I have been working on finishing it at the beginning of this semester.
First I trimmed the extra fabric from the back of the chair with a razor blade.
Then I made some double welting cord to finish off the edges and cover all the staples.
I attached the double welting cord using a glue gun, very carefully!
Finally, I made some buttons with tacks in them and secured the side pleats.
Chris worked on finishing the fabric on the inside of the arms and the back.
After we finished we packed up our pieces, and headed to our favorite restaurant (Il Casale) to have dinner and drinks at the bar.
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