Sunday, August 25, 2013

:: Springing Into Action::


 I've been A.F.K.(away from keyboard) for a few days...

 Care to take a gander at what I've been up to lately?



To most...it might look like I hit the jack-pot and am about to embark on a 'spring harvesting venture'... in order to create all manner of craftiness and design with springs! 

But, No. 
To those of you who faithfully follow and read Corn in my Coffee-pot ... you KNOW what that is a picture of; 
AND! 
You Know that...

after 3 years and 3 months of looking at my settee...
and researching 'Upholstery' technique,
mining Google and You tube for Information and Know-how...and testing out what I've learned; 

I've finally mustered up the guts to 'GUT IT' !!! 





















I'm so excited...
I can't wait to mark the progress and show you all the neat little tricks I've learned along the way. I'm hoping to implement every single one.

I was told once... that I must be a pretty patient person; because I procrastinate so much... and take so long to make decisions.
I'm not sure if that was an insult 
or 
a compliment??? 

Where I come from we call that "A Back-handed Compliment".  

Either way-- You have been most patient with me... I hope you can hang on with me to the finish!

Now... LET THE DESTRUCTION and MAYHEM begin!




He is the rock, his work is perfect; for all his ways are judgement. A God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he. ~Deuteronomy 32:4 

20 comments:

Unknown said...

Ooh, can't wait to see!!

Homesteading wife said...

How exciting! You are way more talented that I am. I shudder to think what a disaster I would create if I were to try a project like that. Looking forward to the after photos!

Pam@OurAdventuresInHomeImprovement said...

Wow Pat! That's exciting. I'm eager to read how everything goes!
Have a great day.
Pam

Rhonda said...

That is a huge job, looking forward to seeing how it turns out. You are a brave woman.

Kathy Felsted Usher said...

I am looking forward to seeing this because I have one sitting in my basement that I need to tackle.

Echoes From the Hill said...

Love that sofa! I think you are going to make it look awesome.

I know what you mean about a back handed compliment. Years ago, I lost about 10 pounds and my father asked me if I had lost weight. I told him, I had lost a little weight. He replied, "It looks like you lost half a ton"! I still laugh about that one.

nancyr

Diane said...

Gutting will be the fun part! Be sure to keep us posted.

Unknown said...

I CAN'T wait to see the steps with this - wish I had the courage to attempt it!!!
XOXO

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

Nancyr--
I'm laughing so hard at that right now...hilarious!
thanks for the chuckle... ~Pat

The Boston Lady said...

Clapping hands excitedly! I've been waiting for this moment. Can't wait to see what you will do and how your journey will progress. I don't think you procrastinate, you are thinking and deciding and then, wham! You're ready to get at it! I do the same thing and used to hate my self for being what I thought was wishy washy, but what I have often found is that when I wait and ponder it, I find flaws in the plans or a better color, or what have you. Ann

Art and Sand said...

I wish you well - it is a lot of work, but so rewarding. I know you will do a great job!

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

It's always fun to learn something new! Good luck with this project. Can't wait to see how it comes along.

Sunny Simple Life said...

You are so talented. I can barely sew a button on let alone re-do a couch.

The Paisley Butterfly said...

I really hope you post the progress on this piece! I have wanted to reupholster, but am a bit nervous to tackle...

AND, I totally understand procrastination! I have about - well, never mind the number - projects that are partially started/finished...

But, I believe I spend my days fairly well, and I ask for the Lord's guidance in all I do (at least I try, but I am not perfect so there will be waste)...Not to mention, there is much to do in life. If a project takes months, so be it. Who says it has to be done quickly?

All in God's time :)

Claudia said...

Go for it, Pat! Can't wait to hear more about this adventure!

xo
Claudia

Patty Sumner said...

Yay! Good for you girl! Excited to see the results... I am researching and trying to educate myself on how to finish two chairs I have.. not as complicated as yours....Post pics! Blessings!

My Repurposed Life said...

I knew as soon as I saw the picture what you're up to! :)

I know that you are patient enough to pull it off. Me? I dunno....

good luck Patricia! take lots of pics!

Anonymous said...

I'm sure after all your "research" you'll do a fine job...can't wait to see! Yep, my Mother used the term "back handed compliment" all the time. She was from Mississippi, so it must be a southern thing!!

Cindy said...

Good for you! I'm looking forward to seeing how it goes! Hugs, Cindy

must love junk said...

Ha! I had to laugh at that 'backhanded compliment'! You've got me intrigued with your project...!
Susan