Fix it or Pitch it!

When my husband and I got married, we blended more than our families.  We also blended our furniture.  I moved into my husband's home so he had to make room for me, my dog and a whole houseful of stuff.  Add to that, some of my mother's stuff.  We were stuffed to the gills.  We got rid of a lot but my husband wouldn't budge on a few things that I would have preferred to leave out for the bulk pick-up.  This was one.

Now, that was almost 8 years ago.  I have to admit, it didn't look nearly as bad as this, but it was already starting to look a little shabby.  We've all taken our turns with the bug of the week around here and I was feeling better.  So off to Jo Ann's I went. I wasn't sure of what I was looking for but I knew I wouldn't be sewing vinyl or leather.  I also knew the padded top was screwed on - I just hadn't tried to take it off.  I found some soft, leather-looking vinyl on sale in the home dec department and bought a yard. I also bought some polyester batting because I didn't know if the foam cushion had deteriorated and I wanted to soften the edges of the foam because I was going to have to gather them a bit.

I spent the better part of an hour prying out staples and making sure there were none on the floor.


After a lot of work with the staple gun, cutting a lot away on the corners and gathering as I stapled...

                                            Much better!


  1. I didn't know what it was til the last photo. LOL. It sure looks better. Good job!

  2. Thanks, Karen. Doesn't it feel great when you can salvage something? (Especially when someone of the male persuasion won't let you throw it out!)


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