I hate replacing things I already have! Oil changes and air filter replacements? HATE! New tires? HATE! It feels like such an investment for something you already have.....I know....gotta do it but I hate it! So after 7 years my beloved (and expensive) leather topped ottoman had started to peel. Yup. Nasty!
As a sign that the universe was leading me further into the DIY solution, my team at work had given me a gift certificate to Jo-Ann's fabric for Christmas. Cha Ching! Gift card in hand....I hit the road. Took my throw pillow with me from my couch as a color swatch and was on the hunt. Straight to the bargain bin! Yep....even with a gift card and coupons I cannot pay $49.99 a yard....CAN NOT DO IT!
Just when I was about to give up I spy a bargain wall with full upholstery bolts.....and 50% off the red tag! OK universe....I hear ya!! $9.99 a yard, plus 1/2 off!! I went wild with it and got 2 whole yards. (hee hee.....I crack myself up!!) Also grabbed 2 button kits and the biggest needles I have ever seen in my life!
OK.....here is how it went!!
Go to use custom buttons and they start popping apart (these cannot be reused...WASTE! OF! MONEY! ) My neck is on a 10 pain wise......making buttons and flipping solid wood tables is light work...but hey, it catches up with ya!! Feeling discouraged. Scooch my mess into the corner and take a week to regroup. (yes....baby is back in the corner!!!)
A week later........I'm BACK!!
And after pulling, and pushing, and tugging, and stapling................I have a new coffee table....here she is!!
Love it! Here's the thing...I would have put off getting a table for a while.....too much $$, yadda yadda....for $20 bucks I have a great table and....did you spy the matching pillow???? OMG!! Deets tomorrow! My 1st sewing project .....love!I give my 2 Bernhardt sofas another year or two for my family room......wherever they end up this table and the pillows will still have plenty of life left!
Don't have a table of your own to do? Check out your boy Craig for a cheap table and imagine the $20 possibilities! Real talk!!
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