mmm My New Year’s resolution is to remember to take “before pictures.”   Sadly my only “before pictures” come as a result of reupholstering the same piece of furniture multiple times.  See previous blog.  This is generally how the scenario unfolds:

1. I see a ridiculously good deal at a yard sale or an abandoned piece of furniture on the side of the road.

2.  I bring said piece of furniture home.

3.  I have grand visions that involve fabric, an air compressor, a staple gun and/or paint to make said furniture into a masterpiece.

4.  I wase no time getting to work transforming said furniture into grand vision.

5.  I take a picture of the finished product and write a blog about it.

As you can clearly see, there is no “before picture” in the scenario illustrated above.  For all you know, I could be buying all of this stuff at Pottery Barn.

This is of course the case involving these lovely chairs that I purchased at a yard sale for $5 each.  When I originally brought them home, the wood was a drab brown stain and the cushions were covered in a fabulous gold vinyl.  Somehow I was able to see beyond their 70’s exterior and knew the chairs had potential.  I felt that a fresh coat of white paint and a natural linen fabric would make a fine upgrade.  After a little sanding, painting and reupholstering, this was the final result.  Please try to use your imagination to envision the “before picture” and I will do my best to keep my New Year’s resolution.

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