"At it’s core is the concept of starting off the new year by tackling the challenge that challenges you the most …"
This baby. Maybe it's cheating because I'm probably 1/3 of the way through it, but it's definitely proved to be the most challenging thing I've worked on so far, for a few reasons.
|Right off CraigsList...|
I got this sweet little bench for $10 off of CraigsList - it had been posted for well over a month and a half at $15, and every few days, I'd check the link I'd favorited and make sure it was still there. Well, after nearly six weeks I decided it was just time I get it already, but see if this lady would take a few bucks off, just to get rid of it. Win! So one very dark, very rainy, very cold night, my friend Roxy and I headed out to BFE in country Georgia to get this bench. Thankfully it fit in my car, given the weather, and got her home.
She's not in bad shape overall - just that hole in the arm that needs some new foam and a little batting, but otherwise it's fine! Well, and the fabric was gross. Challenge accepted. This past Saturday, I stripped her down (only took four hours) and realized the task I had at hand. A LOT of work. Mostly because a lot of the edges had piping, and the arms were in three pieces sewn together - have I mentioned I don't have a sewing machine? So this is going to be super fun! I'm actually hoping to get it done this weekend, yay holiday, but for now, here's how she sits:
|Four hours later...|
Naked. And with new, white, pretty legs that I distressed at the top of the "toes" a little bit. This is going to be a labor of love, that's for sure, so stay tuned!