Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Oh Melissa, what have you gotten me into???

Earlier this week {uh, yesterday}, I posted about my search for a lyre-back chair and how difficult it's been. Well, I finally found one on eBay and it's a TRAINWRECK. Regardless, I bought the stupid chair anyway, because it was 14 bucks and I knew that it was no challenge for the DIY Diva. However, this little baby has a lot of nooks and crannies and I've just been dragging my feet about sanding it down. Waaaaaaah.

I also plan to recover the ahem, PLASTIC, cushion with some fabulous fabric that matches my new semi-custom drapes! So what if the fabric has been sitting in the back of my car for at least a month now...wait when did I blog about the drapes? March 3, oh LOVELY.

Now confession here...in addition to keeping the fabric in the back of the car for an eon, I've had the chair for like two weeks already. It was NEXT to my desk (where I plan to use it), then it's been sitting in my living room for a few days where I took it to shoot a photo. I'm so lazy, I would have just left it there until it refinished and recovered itself. I'm so lazy that I NEARLY ignored Melissa's challenge to us procrastinators...

BUUUUUT, she's given us two weeks to make our projects sparkle. Two weeks should give me plenty of time. Hey, if I can grow AND kill a garden in two weeks, I should be able to do one lowsy chair, right? (Ironically, Melissa's doing six -- ha ha ha ha!).

Join me for this PROCRASTINATORS PARTY and link up over at The Inspired Room. We'll tackle our projects together and not allow ourselves to be too lazy!!! And hopefully, in two weeks, I'll have a beautiful AFTER photo to brag blog about!!!


13 comments:

Richie's 2ts Inspires said...

Can't wait to see the after work §:))

Hope everything will be fine.

Happy Thursday.

TidyMom said...

What an awesome chair! I'm sure you'll make it look amazing!!

~TidyMom

Emily@remodelingthislife said...

I love that chair and can't wait to see what you do!

Kara said...

I wouldn't want to sand that chair either. ;)
But all those nooks and crannies are going to make it look fabulous when it is done. It has such character. Can't wait to see it made-over!

KarenB said...

I so wish I had only committed to one chair. I put up 4! And I don't have time. Just to make you feel better, I've had my chairs A LOT longer than you. I may have had 3 of them for close to a year! Hows that for procrastination? Well, it WILL look fabulous when you've finished. We've got a good eye for design, right? RIGHT!

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

Shut about about the multiple chair thing. I'll show YOU! {eh hem, right...I am still waffling on the color to paint them}...

That chair will be so adorable I can't wait to see the after!!

Teresa said...

Chairs- I hate to sand them- Can't wait to see what you do-
Thanks for sharing.

june@craftyniche said...

What a really cute chair! Can't wait to see what you do with it!

debi @ life in my studio said...

What a pretty chair...can't wait to see it finished!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Can't wait to see the "after!" I love the details on the chair. I've joined the party too, so let's get to work!! :)

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Um, so glad the plastic seat cushion is going. I hate sanding - I sure wouldn't want to sand that chair.

Shannon

Susie Homemaker said...

Your chair has awesome bones...but the plastic skin really does need to go! I can't wait to see it all done. And, I love your drapes.

Good Luck!
Susie

Tami (Pixeltrash) said...

Can't wait to see!