Nailed It

Hehehe, nailed it. Get it? My DIY Reupholstery project…

In the midst of my apartment re-do, and impending thanksgiving family dinner that I’m hosting, I decided to finally cross this off my one of four to-do lists.

Finally, fabric in my *colors* and more secure attachment

Finally, fabric in my *colors* and more secure attachment

I was so tired of this table and chairs that had been recovered (with safety pins, guys!) at least three times. It’s a double hand-me-down, like many things in my humble apt. Ideally, I would throw this table out back to my garden patio. Alas, I do not have a garden patio or budget for sexy kitchen chairs.

To help with my designer ADD, I’ve narrowed themes for each room. The kitchen is ‘folclorico’ it’s Ecuadorean for ‘folk’ which means I can put ALL THE COLORS! The fabric on the chairs makes me happy and fits with the orange in the room. (full DIY kitchen makeover reveal later)

I should have checked my supplies… I headed to my 3 local hardware stores in the ‘hood, but could not find T25 staples. The guy at the hardware store with the bulletproof glass must have been confused with a cute girl in the shop and actually asked about my project. He sold me some tacks that should work. I couldn’t get a ride to Home Depot and I really needed to get this done!

Hammer, tacks, and a tablecloth from my summer trip to Ecuador. Quite possibly the worst DIY upholstery job in America, but it’s better than the safety pins.

And it’s done!

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Ta Da! Chair seat recover in ALL THE COLORS

I’m really good at holding onto my projects for a long time due to some serious issues with perfectionism and Pinterest, but more on that later. It felt good to do a quick job and get it done. I’m sure my dinner guests will be impressed that I nailed it!

Cheers, Alexandra

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