Sunday, March 11, 2012

Splendor In The Grass

Uhhh...., yeah not quite the grass you are probably picturing. Nothing green or lush or relaxing about this grass. No picnic here. In fact, it is about to send me into gaining a whole new set of skills I didn't realize I had signed up for. Confused? Yeah, me too.

Look what I uncovered when I tore into a Duncan Phyfe setee I acquired recently....GRASS! Old, itchy, dry grass, layers of it. I have seen this once before, but only in a photo. Marian over at missmustardseed had posted a lovely grass filled setee she had acquired late last year. She ended up turning hers over to her favorite upholstery goddess to transform. Well, I wish I had a money tree in the backyard so I could do the same with mine, but alas...nope.

Maybe I have lost my mind. Maybe I will need some kind of therapy by the time all is said and done, but I am going to try and remedy this on my own. Now bear in mind I have exactly zero upholstery skills beyond stapling fabric over a chair cushion. We shall see how she turns out. Will she resemble the burlap coffee sack covered, ivory painted and distressed beauty I originally pictured her as when I acquired her for free?

Too bad those coffee sacks didn't come full of the strongest beans out there...I think I'm gonna' need an I.V. drip to survive this one. 


artistamyjo said...

Oh Dear, this looks complicated.
Wish I could help! maybe have a glass of wine and think about it!!!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

LOL! Hope you find the strength and transform this piece into an eyecandy!