Monday, June 20, 2011

Summer Projects

I am in the process of soul searching, it is very serious business.

I am desperately looking within myself for a hidden talent, a talent that I never knew I needed until now.

Unfortunately not any hidden talent will do, I am waiting to discover my gift for re-upholstering.

You see, I already have a great skill at finding junk for cheap but I was pretty proud of this beauty:

I found it on for $10 and every fiber of my being screamed that I needed it!

Alright, alright, I realize I bought a couch that in it's current state is unusable as it is disgusting. So now it sits in my storage unit as I hunt down books and tutorials on how to reupholster a vintage couch. My mom thinks I probably should have started with something a little less demanding in my quest for discovering the "re-upholster talent." But when it's love at the right price, you can't turn back.

soooo...... does anyone know, maybe, how to re-upholster furniture? Or know of any re-upholstering classes being offered in Utah? I mean, of course, I am just asking just to jump start my deeply hidden innate ability.


  1. Do they have a "Home fabrics and Rugs" store by you? They do free classes on reupholstering. I've considered going. I've done a few chairs, but nothing so ambitious! good luck!

  2. Stephanie! That's brilliant! I will look into that for sure, thank you.

  3. There's a crafty blog I like to read that has all kinds of tips on reupholtering, among other things. She would have some good pointers.

    Have fun and good luck!

  4. That last comment was from me, Julia Mannning, from study abroad, in case you were wondering. :) Congrats on the upcoming arrival!

  5. I have an old small antique desk chair of my mom's that I'm using for Autumn's desk in her room. I'm going to re-upholster it this week and Google has provided some pretty good ides. There are youtube videos too. I just googled "Reupholster antique chair (or Couch in your case)". Good luck! I'll post pics of my project too. (this is Lex (Burns) Hanson)

  6. such an awesome find!!! I want to learn how to reupholster so bad! I'm not going to lie, I also have a couch and a chair in storage, waiting to be revived :) if you find a class or something, let me know and we should do it together!

  7. Thank you everyone for the advice! I am on it!
    Julia, it's so good to hear from you, I hope all is well in your life?
    Lex, how is North Dakota?
    Tosha, if I find a class I will for sure let you know!