Thursday, May 5, 2011

It's done!

This journey has been bumpy but rewarding.  I rounded the corner and finally finished the race!  I do have to admit that I did have one last hiccup but nothing that a few choice words couldn't fix.

So, I left you with the fabric stapled with only the cushion and double welting left to go.  I don't know if I've told you this before but I definitely do not enjoy making cushions.  First the cording isn't fun to put on (not hard just not fun).  Then, you have to get the zipper on.  Next is sewing it all together.  Ouch, those needles don't feel good poking into you either.  Here is a picture of all parts of the cushion before the sewing commenced. 


Sorry no pictures of the process. Did I mention I really don't care to make cushion covers?! Needless to say my lack of enthusiasm dictated no pictures of this part.  On to the cording!  Everything was going so well.  I was in the home stretch.  I sewed up the double welting and started to glue away!  That was when the last hiccup occurred and I screamed and screamed.  Okay not really but I may have hit my head against the wall a couple of times. 


 

After I got past my little mad spell, that is when I figured out what I did.  You see, when I measured out the cording, I must have stretched it tight.  Well, it is only logical that I must not have pulled it that tight when sewing the double welting because this is what I ended up with.


I dragged back out everything to sew about 4 inches of cording.  Grrr!!!!!  In case you forgot what she started out looking like, here is the before:


Now, hold on to your seat and say goodbye plaid.......



Not too shabby.

I'm sharing over at:

Transformation Thursday    @ Miss Mustard Seed's blog


I would love to know how you think I did!


16 comments:

  1. Oh Julie it looks so beautiful! All your hard work paid off. I especially like it next to the gold candle sticks and them mirror, so classy looking. Great job!

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  2. That is absolutely beautiful!!! I wish I had one like it!!

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  3. You did a fabulous job! Love the brown, it's a beauty!

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  4. Beautiful job! And I'm sorry for your frustration but I think it was well worth the hassle *winks* Vanna

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  5. Agh! The welting! I did something similar to that on one of my chairs and ended up hot gluing 2 rows of trim to cover it up. But your after picture doesn't show any of your frustrations. The settee is just plain beautiful! All that hard work was so worth it.

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  6. Not too shabby at all.Although I will say I adore it with the white slip cover.

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  7. Love it!!! I have a chair that needs a new cover but I'm afraid to start on it. I like the white slipcover too.

    Have a wonderful day!

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  8. i love it and I am jealous! I WANT IT! good job

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  9. Okay, there is just something about French Country that is so inviting! Wonderful job!

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  10. Oh my gosh this is stunning! Straight out of a ballard catalog. Great job. Stopping by from Shabby Nest.

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  11. Absolutely fabulous transformation!!! I have never tried re-upholstery because of that darn cording. Job well done!

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  12. Oh my GOODNESS....she's absolutely STUNNING!!

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  13. Wow...that is GORGEOUS! Well done you :)

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  14. wow!!!!! stunning!!!!! i looove it! i wish i had a place for something like that.

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  15. The transformational is amazing! Love it!!

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