Wednesday, February 28, 2007


I have been working on this room all week and now I am finally done! I recovered the plaid chair and footstool yesterday and today. They have an interesting story. Family legend has it that my grandfather saw the chair on the side of the road one day on his way home from work. Being the child of the Depression that he was and original thrifty soul from which I descend, he brought it home and recovered it. After my parents married and were poor with little furniture he passed it to them and helped my mom recover it again. Then when William and I got married, again poor newlyweds with no furniture, mom helped me recover the thing AGAIN. So now about 10 years later it was looking kind of ugly so once again the poor thing got ripped apart and put back together again. And the foot stool? Grandpa made it for me when I was three and got my big-girl bed but was too little to actually get in. This is it's third covering too. So there you go, the furniture that would not die and the reason RC Wiley furniture isn't making any money on us! Please forgive such a long post and so many pictures on my silly family room, but it is no fun to do this stuff and then not show anybody!


love.boxes said...

Michelle, it all turned out so beautiful! I love the paintings and the wall collage too!

Jenni said...

you do amazing work, i don't know how you get it all done, you made a quilt, decorated your living room, and made homeade french bread all in no time! you are Tiff's friend for sure!

Lilli said...

That's a great family story. I've always wanted to try reupholstering something :)