Thursday, June 16, 2011

Love the Club...

Do you remember these old fabric scraps I picked up long ago?  Probably not...
 
Please tell me you didn't forget this old beaut from the bonus room...

Disclaimer:  In case you are new to our blog, we officially killed this blue carpet a while back.  Don't judge us based on this old picture...

Well, Stella the Club Chair is in the process of getting her groove back.  You see, when fabric scraps meet old club chairs, good things happen.  Admittedly, I had considered getting rid of Old Faithful long ago, seeing as though fabric and re-upholstering can be pricey.  However, this chair is rock-solid, I grew up sitting my sizeable tush on it (and it has held up well/ is slightly sentimental), and I priced new club chairs only to find a new one would cost me more than putting some love into this one.  I also fell in love with the houndstooth print fabric (pictured above) and could see it really working on Stella.  And let's be honest, I'm married to a HUGE Alabama fan--it would be down-right sinful to neglect to include some sort of houndstooth in our home.

I actually went back to the fabric store months ago and bought the fabric I needed.  I bought the very last of it they had.  It was truly a magical moment.  I couldn't wait to see what this fabric could do.  I was literally two seconds from shipping this bad boy off to the re-upholstery guy my mom uses...and then we decided to sell our home.  RUH-ROH (in the words of Duncan).  You see, I fast-forwarded past the selling of our home to the MOVING of all of our junk, and I saw a nightmare unfolding.  Picture the newly spruced club chair (in all of its light-colored houndstooth glory) getting scuffed and spotted along its merry way to the next house.  Not happening.  There would be tears--lots of them.  There would be Andy with a calculator adding up how much money I had just thrown away on fixing up a now-ruined chair.  Again, not happening.

So what's a girl to do?  Well, my mom (who I owe at least my first child to by now--thanks, Mom!) came and picked Chub-Club up in her Mom-mobile (along with the fabric) and took it on to her house.  I am assuming we will deliver that puppy to the upholstery guy at some point this summer.  Therefore, my newly glammed up chair will make its grand appearance in the NEW HOUSE.  Which we don't have yet (details, details).

I am VERY excited to see the finished product on Extreme Makeover Club Chair Edition, but until then, that is one less piece of furniture we have to load this weekend!



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