Do you remember the feeling when you first moved out of home?
The excitement bubbling in your belly, the prospect of boundless freedom?
The thoughts of 'now I can eat/sleep/watch/play whatever I want, whenever I want!'
A little twinge of nerves, a fleeting moment of sadness but plenty of determination to do it and make it on your own.
Yep. A blue chair, a red chair, a yellow chair (in a state of disrepair - see below) and a wonky looking striped fabric chair.
Did you notice how I've strategically placed the re-covered chair and the dodgy yellow one on the far-side of the table?
So what went wrong?
Mistake one - choosing a fabric with stripes. It ain't easy lining up all those stripes on different pattern pieces. It's even harder when you've got zips down each side of the chair - it looked straight off the chair, but once zipped up, it began to pull.Mistake two- still having my L plates on. I like to sew, and am good at the basics, but the furniture upholstery was a little too much for both me and my nan's old sewing machine. I broke a few too many needles and with the heavy fabric and wadding underneath, the machine kept jamming. It got to the point where even a straight line of sewing was more than I could handle.
Pretty huh! It's from Bunnings (an Australian Hardware store of all places!) I've looked at it everytime I've stopped in there over the past few months and finally decided that I just HAD to have it. I was so keen to get it under the table that I didn't even take a 'before' photo without it.
|Fabric from Polyvore - light blue & brown tweed|
|Or this sort of colour - in a microfibre finish - chair for sale on ebay|