Carla Like It Is

Stripping, Sanding, Stuffing, Sewing and Stapling, Oh My!

Kayd Roy6 Comments
Well, that little reupholstery project that I hoped to have done this past weekend isn't... booo.  It actually has turned into a real pain mentally and physically.

Unlike my last (super simple) chair redo, this one is turning out to be more complicated and time consuming that I anticipated :(  I guess I knew going into it that it would be hard given the fact that is is my first attempt at a full-on reupholstery job, but holy moly there was so much more to this project than I thought there would be.

 Sanding....
 Stuffing...
 Sewing....
... and stapling.
Which I guess brings me to the physically painful part. 
In order to add the fabric to the chair, I have had to use a staple gun to staple it on (in places where they won't be visible) or use nail head trim (where it is visible and where the fabric meets the wood surface).  Sadly, not every placement of a staple or the nail head was accurate on the first try so I had to pull them out which isn't easy on the fingers even with pliers.  I'm also thankful I haven't shot a staple through one of my fingers yet!
Additionally, I have about 150 single pieces of nail head trim to add to this chair individually with a hammer... and my fingers.  "Ouch" is an understatement, I have regrettably used many other four letter words.

Alex keeps telling me I sound like that poor old lady in the movie Happy Gilmore with the memorable "My fingers hurt" quoteBut really, they do! 

In some ways I guess I am feeling a little defeated and annoyed that it is taking so long to finish.  I can only hope that I will be happy with it once it is done.  Geeze, no wonder those Restoration Hardware chairs cost so much, LOL!

Alright, here ends my rant because I'm about to continue adding nail head trim. At least I can count on the OC Real Housewives for some mindless entertainment as I work. 

Who's with me?  Can I get a Vicki style "Woo-Hoo"?!?!