strip tease.

6 days, 144 hours, 8640 seconds.

Until what you ask? Well until I can officially call myself a home owner. It certainly does have a nice ring to it, doesn’t it?

I am stoked! Well more than stoked, but I think you’ve all gotten the idea. Haha! I think I am more stoked about the possibilities, and the projects I see in store than the actually house itself. Don’t get me wrong, I am in love with the place. It’s got great charm and character, a nice and mature treed lot, but most importantly (to E & I anyways) is that it needs some TLC.

Yep, that’s right. It’s a fixer upper absolutely, and that’s part of the reason I fell in love with it. To many, the very idea of purchasing a fixer upper is a scary thought. To me, it screams LOADS OF FUN.

We’ve got a long, long, long list of things to do. And I can’t wait to tackle each and every one. Once the keys are in hand, look out because you’ll be seeing a lot of DIY posts. And you better like it. Hahah.

So, I’ve mentioned here and there that I’ve been dabbling in a couple reupholstery projects and I am happy to finally report that chair number one is now complete. It was a long road, a lot of trial and error, but overall I am very happy with the results.

There she is. She’s definitely an improvement over the previous version. And all for the cost of around $40.00. Yes, you read right. This chair only cost us $40 dollars. When E and I moved into the apartment we were put in touch with a someone looking to get rid of a chair and couch set. It was UGLY, as you’ll see in just a minute, but it was free and so we said SOLD! Err, I mean we’ll take it! Hahaha.

So, the chair was free. I scored this fabric (along with a matching brown colour) for $66. It was off the clearance rack, and Fabricland had an offer of buy two metres, get one free. Hells yah! This chair ended up using 6 metres of fabric.

Here she is pre makeover. I don’t know where the cushion got put, but you get the idea right. Pure, unadulterated ugliness.

So let the strip tease begin.

So, there you have it. Don’t mind the random things, such as the broom, in the photos. Reupholstering is a messy job, and when your apartment is < 500 square feet you’re going to have mess. I’ve got a few spots that I have too tweak, or aka: sew by hand, but other than that I am happy as happy can be.

Next stop: finish the 6 foot couch.




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