So today is the big "TA DA" day. The day of reckoning. The day we are suppose to show the results or the after photos of our procrastination projects. Did you get yours done? Congrats if you did!!! If you didn't, time to repent and ask forgiveness. Just kidding.
And now I suppose you want to know if I completed my procrastination projects. Well, ummm, did you see American Idol last night? Wasn't it kind of a shocker? Who would have thought that Chris would be in the finals with Adam instead of Danny. Who do you want to win American Idol? My money is on Adam.
What did you say? Am I stalling? Who me? I would never do such a thing. I'm just dilly dallying a little. Ok, I guess I should remind you of the 2 projects that I had hoped to get done by today. Or at least one of them done.
Project #1: Was my dining room chairs. This is the before. I was suppose to finish the chairs by upholstering them. I have 6 dining rooms chairs. My chairs have been this way for 3 years. We painted the chairs black about 3 years ago, but never changed out the fabric on the seats. This fabric has been on these chairs for probably at least 40 years.
Project #2: My blanket chest. See how naked it is? It's been this way for about 15 years. If you want to see my entire "before" post, click here.
And now without further delays, did you notice my little cartoon at the top of the post? I thought it was appropriate for today. It exactly describes me. That's why they call me the procrastination queen.
Was I lolly gagging again? Sorry!
Let's start with Project #2: Blanket chest
TA DA!!!! Here is the after. Isn't she purdy? What's with all the whispering? What do you mean it looks exactly like the before? You mean to tell me that the emperor, I mean queen has no clothes? Let me take a look......
Hmm, you are right. She is still naked. I guess I must have dreamed that she was all painted & purdy. Well, I have a really good excuse as to why she is still naked. It's been too windy here to paint. And I had to take my son to the Nixon library a couple of Saturdays ago & this past weekend was Mother's Day and we were out of town. And I work a full time job. You get the picture, life got in the way of finishing my project. I'm so sad. I really thought I was going to get this done.
Well so much for the blanket chest, what about the chairs......
Project #1: Dining room chairs. TA DA!!!! Yay!!!! (insert trumpet horns here)
I got 3 of the 6 chairs done. Here is the after photo of one of the chairs. I guess I should have taken a photo of the 3 chairs as proof. You'll just have to take my word. I (we) got 3 of the 6 chairs done. Which is a heck of a lot better than I thought. Remember, I am the procrastination queen.
Don't you just love this rooster toile? I've had this fabric for this project for 3 years.
I thought this would be such an easy peasy project. Boy was I wrong. First, there was 2 layers of old fabric that I had to take off. Which meant I had to pull out about a million little tacks. Yes the old fabric was tacked on with teeny tiny little tacks, not staples. Secondly I had to add new foam & quilt batting. And finally the pattern repeat in this fabric is 18 inches. I needed the fabric to be more like 24 inches to give enough fabric for stretching onto the back for stapling. So I had to sew on 3 inches of extra fabric to the top & then to the bottom . The seams are just under the edge of the chair seat. So that worked out pretty good, you can't see where I had to add fabric. And trying to center the pattern on the chair was so hard. We (hubby & I) did pretty good though for our first try at this. And since we didn't even start this project until Tuesday evening, I think we did pretty good getting 3 chairs done. My new goal is to have the final 3 chairs done by Thanksgiving. Just kidding. Hopefully we will get them done this weekend. Unless I can come up with some sort of excuse. Ooh, I have a 30% off coupon for Kohl's......
I guess I should have picked a fabric that didn't have a design that needed to be centered. It would have made this project so much easier.
So what do you think? I'm pretty happy that I got at least 3 chairs done. Any one who knows me would have bet money that nothing would have been done by today. So I beat the odds. Woo hoo!!!!
I guess now that I did get part of my project done I am no longer the procrastination queen, more like a princess now. Now go to the Inspired Room to see Melissa's & every one else's results (or lack of).