Sunday, July 29, 2007

What I've Been Up To

Before....
And after!


My parents gifted us this lovely Thomasville dining room set. However it is over 30 years old and was desperately in need of some severe repairs! So not only did I recover it, I first had to totally rebuild the seat's strapping and cut new foam before I could even think of stapling on the new material.

I think it looks great, although I didn't redo the welting (see how in the old way each seam has a cord between it and the next piece of material?). Welting is sooo insanely difficult for this beginner sewer! I just couldn't swing it

What do y'all think?

10 comments:

happyhikergal said...

Hey! It looks like you did a professional job! I guess I am funny, but I love making over things like that, giving it my touch, instead of just running out and buying brand-new stuff. Makes it more special to look at it and think about who gave it to me, and be pleased with my own special touch.
I have been wondering what you have been up to. I enjoy reading your blog and have been checking every day to see if you have something new. :)

Madcap said...

Yay! Looks lovely!

Rockin' Hejabi said...

Thanks! :)

peppylady said...

Sure glad you got a dinning room set from your parents.

Rockin' Hejabi said...

Thanks, Happy Hiker! Yes, this set is a Thomasville set, no reason to trash it so we decided to save it instead. Yay!

Rockin' Hejabi said...

Peppy lady-
yes, we are so happy too!
:)

crafty fox said...

I'm very impressed at your work, it looks fantastic!
also I'm rather inspired myself as we recently acquired a set of dining table chairs which need new seating... hmmm this may need a closer look :-)

Rockin' Hejabi said...

Thanks, Crafty! Your embroidery is not so shabby as well!

Cairogal said...

Very impressive! My mother did this when we were growing up-it's hard work!!!

Rockin' Hejabi said...

Shukran, Cairo Gal! Ya ochti!