|A reminder of the ugly|
Where we last left off, I was throwing an A+ temper tantrum because I messed up big time by making a bad cut (read that post here) After throwing my tantrum, I decided to that a moment of being rational might come in handy. Sooooo... I had the brilliant thought strike me ... I had cut off a sizable piece of fabric for the back of the chair and gosh golly don't you think that just might work?!
I started stapling away and ... wouldn't you know it .... Saints be praised! (Dramatic eye roll)
However, we could not have a happy ending there. Oh no no no. No. I got the seat allllll set but then for some reason, I couldn't get the back of the one side to pull over nicely. Everything else was coming together ...but not this one little piece (cue tantrum)
Noooo no no not obsessing over this one AT ALL (grin)
Luckily after a talk with FFNL, she thinks she can help so I drag the chair down the 3 flights of stairs down to her apartment and I sit on her floor and we tug and pull and push and poke prod and otherwise just beat the corner into submission.
I pulled the cushion off the back to give some room to wrap it around and that seemed to work okay. FFNL insisted that I finish seat while I was down there so that I didn't lose steam and put it off any longer so, scissors flailing and staples sailing, I put the rest of the seat together. And, being FFNL's birthday, we ordered out for pizza and sat and gabbed and I fixed her computer and then dragged the chair back up to the 3rd floor.
So I soldiered on...
Put on the batting ...
(Amy are you getting excited?? Am I drawing this out long enough for you?? :D )
Stapled my new pretty pretty fabric I bought to go on the back to replace my temper tantrum-inducing seat fabric.... SO MANY STAPLES!!!!
I was wounded.
Yaknow it's funny... because of my Mad Spray Painting skills, I got spray paint EVERYWHERE! Everytime I look around, I find it some where else. I have paint on my toe on my left foot as well as on my left foot. I have splatters on my right thigh... my hand (as you probably saw from my mousey adventures) arm and fingernails. Because of the heat of the day, I found that I was leaving a trail of paint wherever I went, unintentionally.
The arm of my leather chair .... the key fob of my car keys ....
My sunglasss ... the window button in my car (I don't know how the passenger side button got it...)
One of the women at my office got a huge kick out of my random paint splatterings. I'm so glad my incompetence is fodder for so many.
Oh I'm sorry, where was I?
Ahhh yes... I was ... here:
With some matching trim....
And are you ready for it?
Because I made a matching pillow ...
Are you ready? Because here it is....
And there she is, all done. FINALLY!!!!
So many staples!
I linked this for my FIRST TIME EVER Linky link party at The Shabby Creek Cottage's Transformation Thursday !!! *squeeeee*