“Hi. My name is Stacy and I’m calling about the sofa you have posted on Craigslist. $30. Sure. I’ll take it.”
She had no nasty smells and more importantly, she had great bones.
Now it seems crazy. Now, after the work is done, I can honestly say I’m not sure I’d do it again.
These old pieces are built to last & the upholstery was original which meant hours and hours of tack removal. It was after my hands were sore and wrecked that I began to really doubt my decision to restore this 7′ beast. However, fabric and supplies were ordered and it was going to be the centerpiece in the living room of our new home.
It’s when I’m overwhelmed that I do my very best procrastinating. I’ve been overwhelmed a lot lately. The sofa was now naked, down to her strong bones but she sat for quite a long time while I mustered up the drive to get started with phase two: the rebuilding of the inner stuffing, cutting the foam cushions and constructing the addition of a chaise section and frame. Then she sat a while longer.
With our new home construction cruising along, I knew I needed to get this project moving as well. As I worked, I became more confident in my plan and skills. Upholstery isn’t hard. It’s time consuming but not hard. From my experience, a project like this needs to be taken one step at a time, finding solutions as you go. I guess that’s true in life.
The project was much more time consuming than I bargained for but now that it’s done, I’m thrilled with the final result.
Time for movies, popcorn and a few Coronas.