I have discovered something I think most of you must know: You can’t type and sew at the same time. I can listen, or smell, sometimes eat, and most definitely touch while I sew. But when the chairs are in line at the door waiting to be transformed, I can’t sew and blog. I know many are successful at this, and I admire you. When our day of homeschooling is completed, though, the sewing commences. And when the sewing is done for the day, I need a little time with my honey–! And then a good night’s sleep. Therefore:
Creative glee in the studio=absent blogger…..
And I am ok with that!
Now that my disclaimer is in place, I want to share my first project of the year. I have a friend named Emma. She is a lovely, beautiful young lady who recently celebrated her 16th birthday. Her talented mama, Tami, arranged the flowers for my daughter’s wedding this summer as a gift. These are long time family friends who we admire and treasure. (If you want beautiful flowers arranged professionally for a special event, contact me and I’ll get you in touch with Tami.)
Tami told me back in September that for Emma’s birthday they were going to redecorate her room and would I please cover a chair for her? I was so excited! The challenge was to find a fabric that would work with the robin’s egg blue and chocolate AND add some of the other colors Emma loves: orange, purple and red. So they hunted around on the internet with some links I gave them to try and found some of the most vibrant and lovely fabric I have ever seen.
But before I reveal the finished product, you have to see the before picture. This chair was bought at a yard sale, I believe, maybe 20 years ago for $10. Tami gave it a ticking makeover that was fun at the time , but a well loved piece of furniture needs to be loved back after awhile……
Are you ready? Drum roll, please…….you are about to be amazed and astounded
Isn’t that fabric just so amazing? Everything they were looking for. There are already discussions about the chair staying at Tami’s when Emma moves out. There you have it. Proof positive that a $10 chair has potential if you just give it a chance!