Saturday, December 20, 2008

LOOK OUT!! SHE'S GOT A (staple) GUN!!

Oh Yeah! I'm lockin' and loadin'! I'm packin' some heat! I'm a lady on a mission!!............................... ok, I'm just a wannabe upholsterer but, I have to say I'm dang proud of my chairs, so much so that I went on to the kitchen chairs which is where we have all our meals, these chairs were bought white, or cream and thanks to Gabby and Isey now they are a dirty brown!

So I got me some more fabric and got my 38 magnum staple gun and got to work! Practice really does make perfect!

This pic is the before and after, the green is the new fabric and that dirty chair on the right is the before, I'm too embarrassed to show you the entire chair (what the hell? I just posted and the pics aren't even in yet!) anyway on with the post,










This is the remaining fabric and the covered chair, 3 more to go!



here is a closeup of my handiwork!


This is fun! I'm off to do the others and find more stuff to staple!!


Here's an update on the dining chairs, I see improvement from the first one I did, do you? It was all because of your encouraging words, believe me!

30 comments:

mrsben said...

"Practice makes perfect" TOLD YOU SO!!!!!! (Big Smile)
They look fabuuuuuuulous darlin!!!

Gollum said...

They look great!

artis1111 said...

This is a hold up!! Give me that gun! Heee they look wonderful. Kathy

nikkicrumpet said...

OOOO look you've turned into a PRO!!! It looks soooo good! Pretty soon you're gonna be recovering the planet one chair at a time!

Raxx - A day in the life said...

Thanks guys!

ROTFLMAO! Nikki!

Bridget said...

Practice does make perfect! These are so much better than the first one! Great job. They look fantastic. Watch out, lady with staple gun!!!!

squawmama said...

OK girlfriend you're becoming the pro of chair covering... Yes I can see the difference... I thought the first one was good but oh my these are professional... GREAT JOB!!! When I need one I know who to call... Love YA

(((HUGS)))
Donna

Chris said...

Well, lookie what Miss Pro has been up to. That is beautiful and I love the fabric. You may have found a new career. :)

Hugs,
Chris

Ma'dame French said...

YOu ROCK!!! See all it is about is trying and then seeing the work! You did an awesome job;) French xoxo

Smilingsal said...

Yep, you're a pro now! I love your blog's new look too.

Bo said...

Hi Raxx...You are one funny girl...and I applaud you for even trying this...I've never done it and I'm older than rocks... Merry Christmas cutie-pie! ;-) Bo

Donna Marie said...

Lock and Load'em girl!!!!!!!!! Your chairs look terrific!!!!!! I knew if I could do it, so could you!!!!

I had my company christmas party last night, and I have ben shopping like I have money all day! (LOL)

Talk to you soon,

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Donna Marie

Mama said...

OMGosh there is no stopping you now Raxx, the chairs look fabulous, the fabrics are so elegant and beautiful. I need my sofa covered are you ready??. hugs, Kathy.

Justine said...

Holy crapola woman, you're already a pro! They look FABULOUS, and I'm not kidding! Look at those tight little corners! Woooooooo hooooooo!
And I giggled through the whole post because of your 38 magnum staple gun shit! Heeheeheeeeee

Justine :o )

Jessica said...

Good morning~

I'm so glad you came by yesterday! You did a great job on the chairs~ I always love to see a woman on a mission...lol. Please come by & see me again soon.

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs~ J

YaYa's Funhouse said...

Great job on those chairs...keep up the good work...I found your blog through Chris,. It has been so much fun "meeting" new friends the last few months.I am new to bloggin...I am hooked!! check out my blog and meet my new twin grandbabies....later

Helen said...

Wow, for a novice you have done a wonderful job...I have a few for you to work on...

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Your chair look fabulous!!

Tismee2 said...

So what's next? Watch out Trinidad - there's a mad upholsterer on the loose.

Now I wish I'd had a go with my old dining set - I hated my chairs for years but now we have a new ones.

BTW one of our local schools went to Trinidad on a visit to explore the country and culture. Had a great time acording to their newsletter.

Melissa Miller said...

Hi Raxx,
They look so beautiful. You are one talented lady!
~Melissa :)

Buffie said...

They look professional to me, awesome job girl! :) I knew you could do it!

Buffie

Shelia said...

Hi Raxx! Your chairs look awesome! I love staple guns! You're good and I wish you Merry Christmas!

Be a sweetie,
Shelia :)

Terrie's Lil' Piece of Serenity said...

Came to wish you a Very Merry Christmas. Hugs, Terrie

SchmeckyGirl said...

Awesome job!!!!!!! They look great. I'll call you when it's time to do mine.

Jessica said...

Thank you for your sweet words regarding Riley. We have talked to his new family twice today and he is doing well. I'm adding you to my blog roll,too. :)

Have a wonderful Christmas!

Hugs~ J

Trying to Stay Calm! said...

Hope you have a blessed and very Merry Christmas! ♥ Hugs :) Shauna

Bridget said...

Frenchie has you swimming again!
Merry Christmas!!!!
Hugs, Bridget

Tismee2 said...

Happy Christmas Raxx and family. Best wishes from Englandx

Deare Diary said...

I am certainly not a professional but it looks pretty dog gone good to me.
Judy

kristina said...

wow! those chairs look awesome!