6.18.2012

I'm No Quitter - Part 2381

First off, thank you for the comments on Friday's post.  I can't tell you how many blog posts I read each week from Google Reader or from my phone via a Twitter link and often for those very reasons, I don't comment. I'm just happy to know that my friends are still reading my posts and appreciating them :).  I decided to take the  post down.  In retrospect, it felt more than a little whiny, but having it out there for 36 hours felt cathartic.  So, yeah.

People, the chair is complete.  It's messy.  The velvet is worked to death.  There's some unfortunate wrinkling and sagging and puckering.  It's not my finest work.  In fact, it's probably not even in the 30th percentile of all my crafty endeavors, but people, it. is. done.

A trip down memory lane: Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, and Part 5.  There he is on the day we first met.  Dirty, dusty, sad.


And now, behold.  A facelift-of-sorts, but not like a good Nancy Pelosi one.  It's more like an unfortunate Bruce Jenner job.  Anyway, it's done.  I can get it out of my foyer, and the very dudes that gave it to me have asked for it back, which is good because I actually felt guilty about giving it to Goodwill (but not about giving it to these dudes).

Green Monster 1Green Monster 2 

This is the part where I zoom in on all the imperfections. Green Monster 3Green Monster 4Green Monster 5Green Monster 6 

This is the part where I warm your heart with a picture of my cat. Pete <3s Michael so much. Green Monster 8  

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16 comments:

  1. Despite your misgivings about chair we shall not speak of, the "facelift" is quite the transformation. Good work. I wish I had half the skill you have in your pinky finger in my entire body. So far, spray painting is my new best friend.

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    1. Aw, thanks. Spray painting is it's own art form - particularly if it's done well. Shoot, I don't even have a place to spray paint in privacy.

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  2. I can't say that I know much (or anything) about upholstery but it looks like a pretty difficult shape. I love the color.

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    1. Thanks! The color is about all it's got going for it :).

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  3. Even if it has some problems, I'm still totally amazed that you re-upholstered a chair. I would never even think to take that on. So in my opinion, awesome job :)

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    1. Thanks! My thoughts exactly - I'm just proud of myself for taking it on and seeing it out even if it didn't end up exactly where I wanted it.

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  4. So I'm catching up on Goodle Reader today and tried to comment on your Friday post (which I enjoyed... probably because my blog is far whinier than yours). Oops. At any rate, I was going to suggest a little me/Erin/you happy hour some day soon. I think that would be lovely.

    Also: I reallyreallyreally wish I had reupholstery skills. Or perhaps just the patience to develop them.

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  5. but aren't you glad you finished? i think it's a great dude chair and it sounds like it'll have a nice home. it really is quite impressive!

    i'm still trying to find a spot in the house for the loveseat i redid. oops.

    i'm in for maggie's suggested happy hour!! (i sure hope i'm the erin she's referring to. otherwise, super awkward.)

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    1. I am glad that I finished! When you did that love seat, I just assumed your house was massive. I'm always jealous of those people that I see online that stowaway these ratty old pieces with good lines until they find the time to make them over. Ah, space.

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  6. Well done, friend. If nothing else, think of all the blog posts you got out of that thing?

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    1. Hahahaha! EXACTLY! I milked this chair for all the blog talk I could! And I don't regret it!

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  7. I know my fashion eye is a bit duller than yours, but I kind of love it and would take that chair in a flippin heartbeat. That is, if I didn't live in a trailer.

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  8. yeah - I went back today to comment on the Friday post, but it was gone :( I'm glad it was theraputic, though!

    The chair looks good - I can only imagine how hard that was. I like it's petite size - I didn't realize that with the previous posts, but with a human sitting in it, the chair looks like it has great proportions! I have a half upholstered setee sitting in my office from last summer. Now you're making me feel guily! :)

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    1. Yeah, I sort of didn't realize how small it was either until I saw Michael sit in it. It felt pretty freakin' substantial when I was rolling and jerking it around my living room floor.

      Oooh, a setee! I am intrigued and demand action!

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  9. My goodness Mandy, I bet you are so relieved! The chair turned out great and I'm glad it has a new home. That was a learning project for sure! Your next chair will be even better! I salute you for sticking with it, because God knows it would still be in the corner of a room at my house, half finished.

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    1. Yes, a learning project indeed! I don't regret it in the end. And it feels sort of cathartic to have everyone share in my upholstering mediocrity. :)

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