Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Upholstery 101

"I'm going back to college", I announced one day at lunch.  ~Blinks~ What?!   Yes, I signed up for the Upholstery class at a local community college.  Oh.  No one seemed very interested beyond that.

It's the ultimate house...premo locale...walking distance to the stadium and campus.  My daughters were ecstatic that they were going to be living there.  NOT at the community college, but at THE university!  The Bassman and I were excited too in sticker shock.  Now to figure out furnishings.  I headed off to the Pottery Barn thrift store to see if there was anything at all that my daughters would even consider having in the house.  "It's a college house", I said (knowing how well things are going to be taken care of...ahem) "so the old sofa and chair from the sunroom is going there."  But it's not cute.  The situation improved from there when I proposed random chairs, painted, with fabric seating, a shabby chic look.  It was something I could learn to do.  This was a plan that we all agreed on!  I have about $5 - $8 in each of these chairs.  Including the fabric, the dining table and chairs cost about $50.  

The girls and their roommate picked out the fabric.  This was not something I could be trusted to do!  It had to be cute and have everyone's approval.   The outdoor fabric was a good choice since it is stain and soil resistant.  We all agree they are cute and are quite comfy too! 

Cute.  Roll Tide.


  1. Looks great! I have always wanted to learn to reupholster too!! :) I just found your blog from Amy at with a Vintage Twist! I am your newest follower!! :)

  2. Thanks! I'm so happy you're following. I'm headed over to visit you now! Kerry


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