Thursday, July 21, 2011

Budget Buster - Do It Yourself

We love this love seat...except for a few things.  It's way out of date.  It's faded.  It's broken down.  It needs lots of Febreeze because...

Miss Priss thinks it's her bed. {We've let her think that.}  She has not figured out that she is a dog yet.  She is pretty sure she is a short human.   

Look at her so annoyed with the paparazzi showing up during her private nap time.  I think she is thinking: Really?  I just want a nap, lady. 

Anyway, back to needing a love seat for actual humans.  I wracked my brain.  How could I squeeze a new love seat into the budget?  I just could not do it.  Even if we gave up eating every other meal, I could not make it work.  Then as I was flipping through the technical college's summer catalog I found this...

I called up and got permission to bring in a love seat and the rest is history.  I went back to school.

I was assigned homework. 

I went shopping for school supplies with my BFF.  Shout out to Kim in Bama!  :-)  {This was actually a souvenir from when we went down South for the 4th of July weekend.  The South has great text tile stores that we do not have up here in Wisconsin.}

Good by ugly fabric, hello beautiful brick red. 

I took notes, used scissors and chalk.

I traced...

...and played on the floor.

Is this cheating on my homework?  {Actually, this is extra credit.}

Stay tuned to see how everything turns out.

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I can't wait to see the next part of this! I have wanted to take a class in Upholstery for a long time and can't find one around here. So, take lots of step by step pictures! LOL You are going to be my teacher! Our sofa needs to be redone so bad and like you said, we just don't have it in the budget right new to buy a new one.