What was originally planned as a painted and distressed monogram chair class for 8 became a class of 10! The response was so good, we had talked about holding two classes of 8, but with such a short window I didn't have enough chairs. I was in need of a particular kind of chair that could offer not only a space large enough for a monogram, but also had to have an upholstered seat that could be recovered with a coffee sack. For the last several months I have been accumulating chairs from yard sales, estate sales, Craig's List and the Goodwill.
I glued the wiggly ones, puttied in the spots where doggies had chewed and chunks were missing, sanded them and covered them each with two coats of primer. I crafted new padded seats for those that used to have worn out caning.Wow, I'm exhausted just recalling all of that! To be honest, I am yearning to paint something flat after all those spindles.
From here, it was up to the ladies who chose to visit me for the day to complete their chairs and turn them into things of beauty. They sanded, painted, went outside to cover seats with coffee sacks, went back in and distressed the edges, added a rub-on monogram and put their chairs all back together....all within a two hour time frame. Surprisingly, it went like clockwork and they all seemed to enjoy themselves and appeared tickled with their finished chairs. I heard one woman say "It's so cute and I've never even done anything like this before".
My next classes aren't scheduled until November so for now I am just relieved to have made it through. What is at the top of my list now? Dinner lovingly cooked by my hubby, who knows I am exhausted and a glass or two of pink musket wine that I have been looking forward to for days. See you on the other side of the fog.
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