Thursday, September 21, 2006

My craft...

Well, I don't have a specific craft that I do. I am more of a Jill-of-all-trades! I like to try them all! I keep waiting to come across that magical one that calls to me and begs me to continue to do it over and over again, but I haven't found it yet.
I have tried many named things; stained glass, reupholstering, hypertufa, painting, bowling ball art, amongst others. I thoroughly enjoyed each and every one of these projects. Some can only be done with specific weather (hypertufa can only be done when night temps are above 50 degrees-that's only about 5 months of the year, here). Some require expensive equipment to do at home and some I have found that I lack the skill to do it very well!

I do have quite a chair collection. Reupholstering them has probably been the one thing that I have done frequently over the years. I get a kick out of getting some crappy chair at the flea market and making it look new. Now people give me a chance to take their cast off chairs before sending them to Goodwill or the dump. It is rare for me to turn a chair down and even have a few in the barn waiting for me to get to work on them.

Here are a couple pictures of the current chair that I am working on. I got this from my mother-in-law and it may be hard to believe, but it is going to be a beautiful comfy chair when I am through with it!










This is the point I am at with it right now:

I am at a stand still until I go and find the perfect fabric for it. I don't have a specific color/pattern yet. I wait and see what jumps out at me. There is so many wonderful fabrics and I like to look at them like art before making a decision. I will keep you posted on its progres...

2 comments:

Diane said...

I love you post regarding the chair. If I had to pick a material I would try to find a big design for the front back and seat to focus on like a tree, bird, etc. and then get a cheaper and smaller pattern that compliments the big design for the arms, back and ruffle if you desire. I hope you get a lot of feedback and good ideas.

angie said...

I did pick two different colors, but I haven't been brave enough yet to try any patterns on furniture. I am scared I will cut it or attach it wrong!