Little Projects Take the Longest

This may not be true for everyone, but it’s true for me. Some of these little projects take forever to finish only because they take forever to START. See this chair…
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I’ve had it as long as I’ve had my other chairs which were made over when we bought our house almost two years ago. I didn’t finish them at the time because the table we had wasn’t big enough to hold six chairs. THEN I got a larger table that is the perfect size for the room, it just had to extra chairs sitting around mismatching like crazy…
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They may look like the green chairs, and they are EXTREMELY similar, but they aren’t. One is a gala apple, and the other a fuji, at first glance you can’t tell at all but on closer inspection, you can. Anyway, off came the seat so it can be recovered.IMG_1856

I bought extra fabric at the time I did my other chairs knowing that these would also get redone down the road. I didn’t know it would take me two years, so it is definitely a good thing I bought it when I did since it’s no longer for sale. I badly wish it was because I want this fabric for my master bedroom curtains. Oh what could have been!

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I didn’t even take off the old fabric, I just put it right on top. I did “test it out” to see if I could see the fabric underneath it in the sun. Nope, onwards.

Align, staple, pull, staple, pull, staple.

Staple

Staple

Staple

Fold

Staple

Staple

Screw back into place. How’s that for a tutorial? I’m awesome.

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No more clashing! Why did I put off a half hour project for so long? I’m glad the fabric swatches aren’t wasting space anymore. It makes me want to put to use so many other items laying around the house and TRUST ME there is puhhhlenty of that going on.

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I think I’ve convinced myself I like having the chairs mismatched a bit with the paint and wood. I’m mostly talking myself into it because I REALLY don’t want to sand, prime and paint anything right now or in the foreseeable future. Laziness prevails.

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At least it looks intentional now, it only took TWO years.

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4 Comments

Filed under Before and Afters, Home Decor, House, Simple Ideas

4 responses to “Little Projects Take the Longest

  1. I often tell myself things look better because I’m too lazy. However, I think your chairs have that non-matchy chic vibe.
    Sincerely,
    Promoter of Laziness

  2. Kristin @ No Ordinary Cole

    I have two picture ledges that have been sitting in my dining room floor for two months. You are so right about the little projects! Looks great!

  3. I love the wood chairs being different. I’m also really loving that table runner! Beautiful update.

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