I cannot tell you how nervous I was going to my first auction. So many people, auctioneers talking sooo fast. The original piece of furniture I intended to bid on I realized was just too big. When I previewed the auction a day early I didn't even think to bring a tape measure. Never fear, the day was not lost. I walked away with two Italian chairs with that oh so cool mustard yellow 70's velvet fabric at $25 for both. So, I walked away with two chairs that I really had no idea what to do with.
At the time, I hadn't really ever done a project other than sewing lined panel curtains. Just thinking of reupholstering the seat covers seemed to terrify me at the time. So what else to do but use a sheet to make slipcovers for them.
Here's the before and after:
They had made great occasional chairs. I believe this was the first project that prompted me to keep going and decorating. Do you remember your first DIY project? What was it?
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