Tuesday, October 4, 2011

What have I been doing?


I can't even explain what a pain in the arse it is to take the upholstery off of a wingback. I'm trying to salvage the ply-grip (metal teeth) and reuse it when I finally get to upholstering this monster, but it's getting pretty beat up by all my pulling and prying. Staple count is probably up to around 300+ now. Injury count is 2, and I'm only counting the injuries where I bled my own blood.

To sum it up, I've worked about 1 or 2 hours everyday and have only stripped the back and left side of the chair. I still have a bajillion staples waiting for me to pull out before I can even think about reupholstering my wingback. Sigh, well back to work. Lets hope it takes less than a week to get rest of the purpleness off.

Love the Beasts,


  1. I've done this before, and I feel your pain. I'm anxious to see the end results.

  2. Emily, I had to hunt you down :) I was wondering what was going with you, I should have known you were up to something really big :) Staple pulling is the pits, I just finished a six week upholstery class so I know all about the staples. Enjoy the process!

  3. The beast is fighting you back! The princess will win! You will do a great job, just stick/staple with it. andrea@townandprairie

  4. I know this is going to sound crazy, but lately I have been totally enamored by Deconstructed Style & I'm almost preferring some pieces stripped down past the exterior uphostery and left 'as is'.

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  5. Oh dear! I hope you feel better soon. I'm sure you will turn it into something fabulous and it will all be worth it in the end:) God bless x

  6. oh my Emily, what a big piece of work - you have the heart of a lion and an extraordinary sense of style. You'll make it SO beautiful :) xo, diane