Monday, January 14, 2013

Perfectionism creates~Poorly Planned and Procrastinated Projects

Seriously, you’re going to get sick of seeing this picture.
I’m sick of seeing these pieces of furniture in my spare bedroom…sitting there covered. with sheets. waiting to be recovered.
So why am I showing them yet again? It’s a visual, for me.  It is my top priority this year.
Posting this picture OVER AND OVER AGAIN, for me, is a means to an end.
When I first was given this settee and chair, my kids gave them to me for mother’s day 2010!!!
I vowed to do this myself. I did. I covered them with white sheets , called it SHABBY CHIC; and have them right behind me in what will hopefully this year become  THE DEN ! don’t even get me started on that ….poorly planned and procrastinated project.

After reading my blog for however long you’ve been reading my blog---
Has it occurred to you that I’m a PATIENT PERSON? I am. I’m pretty patient especially when it comes to completing projects. I’m passively patient ...THAT translates-- PERFECTIONISM.

Ok, so enough about me—and the perfectionism.

Here is what I’m doing to get this furniture covered.
I watched this video—it’s about 15 minutes long. But it was worth it!
Next, I practiced sewing.  I made these two pillow covers complete with piping (not for the Settee and chair, NO). I’ll show you that project later on.  When I completely finish it.
I also learned how to two cover upholstery buttons. I’ve NEVER DONE THIS BEFORE. It was very easy!


100_7787I just popped the back off these buttons that were on these pillows before, and recovered them so I could use them on my new pillows!  Then I learned this technique for adding buttons to a tufted pillow. Very simple.  I like simple.

Anyway—once I learn some of these techniques.  Hopefully, the settee and chair will be easier to tackle and I’ll have a little bit of confidence to ‘GITTER DONE'!’

I really want to get it done this year.  I’m hoping before MOTHER’S DAY!!!  My kids will love me for it!  I think they’ve all but given up on their Momma ever getting this project finished. Maybe not!  They will be so surprised. ;)

Stay tuned I'll show you how I am dealing with the PERFECTIONIST INSIDE! 

I'm linking here: 
CLH- Tweak it Tuesday~23 

"For the eyes of the LORD move to and fro throughout the earth that He may strongly support those whose heart is completely His.~ 2 Chronicles 16:9a


Art and Sand said...

I am proud of you. Piping is easy, but not if you have never done it. It scares a lot of people. keep plugging away and that settee will be covered.
Do you have a friend you could enlist - share the job and then share a job at her house? The reason I ask is that I needed my mother-in-laws hands when putting on some of the pieces of my sofa.

Good luck.

Diane said...

Good luck. Take it in stages so you don't get overwhelmed! Great "bones" on those pieces!

Kristina said...

Sounds like a big project. I've never re-done any furniture like that (yet).

Tammy @ A Walk in the Countryside said...

I love the sofa set, it's beautiful! Thanks for the visit! Blessings, Tammy

Cindy The Victorian Journey said...

Sound great your preparing yourself slowly for the perfection to come out perfect. I would be overwhelmed, but with planning as your doing it's going to come out great.. I just know it. Your cheerleader, Cindy

Sandy said...

I've been waiting to see what you will
do with these pieces and now I know your
serious since you've been doing your
research... Can't wait to see the finished
product and I know your serious now!
Good luck

Rhonda said...

just jump in and do it! Good enough is good enough! don't beat yourself up over little imperfections. Don't the Amish always make errors on purpose in their quilts as they believe Only God can make something flawless.

Have fun and just do it!

Liz @ Quirky Vistas said...

Bravo and Amen. Look at you getting there one step at a time and learning things in the process. Isn't it great how you can learn how to do things online so easily these days? Way to take advantage of that. You should feel so accomplished tackling the piping practice and the buttons. I'm impressed!