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Tuesday, March 4, 2014

and they come out all the same

Our family is learning to sing and play the Walk Off the Earth cover of "Little Boxes."  Emmett refuses to sing because he has a fixed mindset, which is a problem we are trying to address, but he has conceded to play percussion.  When we get awesome we will record it and start our family band.  I never watched "The Partridge Family," but we'll probably be just like that, only with better clothes and hair.  And our tour bus will have a paleta freezer in the back, and we will sell the paletas at our concerts. This is my retirement plan.  I am stoked!  

I have a couple of powder-blue chairs that I bought from the D.I. years ago, and powder blue is a terrible color as you know.  So last week I dyed them green according to these instructions, and it worked like a charm and they look totally revitalized and fantastic.  See (pardon the glare on the corner--the dye really is even all over):

5 comments:

beckster said...

That is amazing! You are a brave woman. When I think of all those chairs I had reupholstered because they had stains all over them. Thanks for this, Layne, next time I will try this first.

Layne said...

That was what drove me to it--I couldn't justify spending hundreds of dollars to reupholster chairs that only cost me $15 apiece to begin with.

tipsybaker said...

Do you two do your own re-upholstering or do you pay someone?

beckster said...

I pay someone, but buy my own fabric, at a fabric outlet, if I can. I have personally reupholstered a few things, but I would not tackle something the least bit complex. I have some chairs that I have recovered about 4 times. They are old, comfortable, and of sturdy quality. Replacing them would cost more than having them recovered.

Layne said...

I tried to make a cover for a seat cushion once and that was enough for me. I have a friend who learned to reupholster through the university extension and she swears it's not that hard, but I'm sorry, the tufting is a dealbreaker.