Now that they’re too big for them, she passed them on to my nephew’s two little girls.
However— they’re gonna need a makeover. Enter~ Great Auntie! (sucker!)
To make this big job more affordable I struck a deal with my favorite upholstery-girl Katie, and I spent the day (literally) knocking down/stripping off the old fabric. It took almost 4 hours per chair with lots of pain -BLooD- and the enduring memory of the worst knock-down I have EVer done.
I believe I can accurately say—the original upholsterer must have been PAID by the STAPLE—.
A few days ago I took one of the rockers to the fabric store with me to get some assist figuring out how much fabric each chair would require. And wasn’t sure what I was looking for FOR the fabric yet! So having the chair there was gREAT!
I found 3 really fab selections, but nothing stood out as the clear choice. I was encouraged to bring the chair into the store to drape the choices over it—maybe it will help they all said! So I did.
At this point I had 2 store employees and 3 other shoppers fully interested in how this would play out!
I laid the 1st and 2nd choices over the chair—everyone agreed they looked….N I C E….
But then I laid out the 3rd choice and the whole area erupted with ooohs and aaaahs! ~Clearly the winner!!!
Here’s a “taste” of the progress, they’ll be finished tomorrow and delivered to one birthday girl and her little sister! Can’t wait to show you, but I think you’ll be surprised….