The Beast (in the process of completion) was my first big project but, I'm about to embark on an even bigger one: reupholstering.
Back when The Beast was purchased, the country style dining table came along with the uber deal. In its present state I am not the happiest of campers. It does its job (holding dinner, propping my laptop, tabling) but the countryesque theme is starting to grate.
I made a trip to High Fashion Home this past weekend and struck the motherload of glorious (and affordable) fabric. I spent over an hour and a half alone browsing the spools (let's not even mention how long I gazed at the beautiful furniture). I was finally able to narrow it down to two choices:
Option A and B
Both palettes are fairly similar. Fran feels there's too many pastels in Mildred- what'd he expect, she's a sweet old lady!- so I went down the coral path (my tint is fairly skewed on my phone's camera, sorry) to try and brighten things up for him. I am insanely in love with both combinations and completely torn as to where to put what.
As of today Option A is slated for the headboard- with the paisley fabric being converted into a slipcover to go over the reading chair in the study. Option B will be alternated to fulfill my Monica Gellar inspired table (except mine will be a bit more uniform and it's a rectangular table as opposed to circular).
I want to start it all now! But a few factors hold me back:
1. Time. Fran has forbidden me from beginning the project if I have no intention of completing it within a two day span. Since the Beast took a little over two weeks (um, let's not count the sanding part if not it's a little over a month), ye-little-faith here is not as supportive as he could be...Thanksgiving may be when I find myself seeking painters and refurbishers (I may have made that word up just now).
2. Skill. The chairs will require disassembly, painting and recovering. Gina, I thank you for the inspiration! Youtube/HGTV/Martha- you are to become my best friend. Let the learning begin!
Stay tuned for the transformation. Just remember the revelation will be sometime in the near future. I hope...