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Monday, April 9, 2012


I love decorating and changing my house up. I get sad when I have to say goodbye to previous projects. But, sometimes there just isn't room in the house for the "old".

I loved my leopard print ottoman.

But, after refinishing my sunshine table, there wasn't a spot in the house for my ottoman. I put it on kijiji and actually had a buyer for it. However, I wasn't aware that I had my spam detector on high, so whenever the person emailed me, it automatically got deleted as spam. I never heard from her again.

Then, while making Abby Sue's light fixture covers, I did the unthinkable. I exacto-knifed right thru the material. Yikes.

Now I knew that I would have to refinish it in order to sell it.

I found this material at Fabricland a few months ago and bought it for my "maybe one day" drawer of material.

It was a little less wild than the leopard, but I thought it was so pretty. I figured I would use it to recover the table.

The last time I recovered it, I didn't bother to take the lovely pleather off because the material was dark. I knew this time I would have to strip it right down, as the black would show through. Yucky, dusty, fingernail breaking task.

It took me about 1/2 an hour to get the staples out and the pleather off. I totally deserved a crystal light break after that.

The new material was really difficult to cut and made a huge mess. I wasn't expecting that. However, I think it is really, really pretty now.

Now, I have to decide - do I sell it on kijiji? Or do I add a wonderful fringe at the bottom and keep it for my bedroom when I get it renovated?

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  1. I've totally done that, when I was making my headboard I drilled right through the wood into one of my dining room chairs, I still need to recover it :) I love the new fabric though, so pretty!

    1. I felt like such an idiot when I did it. How could I not know that a blade would go thru paper?? Oh well, it gave me a reason to pull out the trusty staple gun!

  2. I just love your blog and you are in my blogroll. I wanted to tell you that I posted a tutorial on how to make a window cornice out of styrofoam. I posted photos of the one I made for my sliding door and I hope you can take a moment to check it out...who knows you may want to make one yourself. its easy and a great way to dress up any window.

    1. Thanks so much for that lovely compliment. I am definitely coming over to check out your window cornice, as I want to do something for Abby Sue's window.