30+ years later a decorating dream of mine has finally come true.
See this sweet well loved (worn) sofa, it sat at my grandparents for years. From the first time I saw it I have been in love with it. My grandmother saved it for me and a few years ago we loaded it up and brought it to our house. I quickly found the perfect fabric to cover it in and bought it. Then the fear set in……fear of trying to recover it myself and not being able to and fear of paying someone huge amounts of money and not being happy with what they do. So it sat and sat. Until the week of Thanksgiving when I sweet talked my hubby into trying to recover it with me.
The first step was to move it to the basement, easy enough, ha.
Then we got busy doing what turned out to be the hardest part of the whole process-removing all the staples.
It took hours
and many blisters to get to this point.
From here things started getting easier (are you as shocked as we where?). We just started laying the fabric out smooth and stapling around the edges. Piece of Cake.
I cover the staples with fabric glue and gimp and there you have it.
A dream come true
I wish I had tried it sooner and not lived in fear.
Do you have any projects you are putting off because of fear?
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