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2.23.2011

New Chairs!

So, not much has changed on our walls since the last post, but we decided to give Valspar one last shot. We have two more paint samples on the wall (one more Valspar and one Olympic), making it seven paint samples!  We love our newly added Valspar paint sample color, but when we touched the wall, it felt dull and chalky.  Not sure if this is a common thing, or if people usually don't factor this into choosing a paint brand... Either way, we're finding that Benjamin Moore is probably our best bet and will probably add a couple B.M. samples to the wall by the end of the week.

We've decided to give an old dining set some new life by upholstering the seat cushions.  My grandmother's beautiful needlepoint seat cushions needed some protection from our two cats' claws, so I snagged some green patterned fabric on sale for $6.99/yd to upholster over the needlepoint, keeping it safe and intact. I used an Arrow upholstery staple gun and 1/4" 6mm staples for the job after I realized that my heavy duty staple gun that required two hands to staple, a pair of safety goggles, and massive staples that I later discovered to be roofing staples wasn't quite fit for the job...
  
Before

After

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

great job!
looks so sophisticated.

Amy Katy said...

Thanks!

The Nester said...

ohhhh this fabric! so good!!!

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