Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Getting things done around here

I, Queen of Unfinished Projects, seem to be on a tiny little roll. In the wake of the windows-into-chalkboards presto chango, I decided to wrap (literally) up another project I've been dealing with.
Remember the front panel from a an old stereo console I found?

Well, I took it apart.

And I painted it, but the paint wouldn't cover the speaker mesh evenly, and the whole thing looked terrible.

So Sunday, I took it apart some more.

And upholstered it!

Then I got lazy and Marc put it back together.

Now it can begin a new, second life as our headboard. Until I decide I hate the fabric and rip it all apart again (don't worry; I'm halfway there already).

*On a related note, I bought the fabric at The Needle Shop. While I love The Needle Shop, I don't love that the lady working there talked me into buying double the amount of fabric I needed for this endeavor.

I think some full-on Laura Ashleyness is going to happen with some matching throw pillows (which I need like I could use a hole in my head).

I guess you could say we use the whole buffalo around these here parts.

9 comments:

The Wife of an Artist said...

Dear Alison,

I love it.

Sincerely,
Jess

P.S. Did I mention your blog basically kicks ass?

JEM 'n Tonic said...

I'm glad you finished it. It looks Great!

Alison said...

Thanks, you two! Seriously, though, I may be having second thoughts on the fabric.

That's what staple guns are for,right?

Shannon said...

I love the way this turned out. It looks perfect.

The Wife of an Artist said...

Someone is gonna be famous! Congrats on your design*sponge shout out!

Alison said...

Thanks! :)

Selena said...

Where did you find the Hold Steady posters?

Alison said...

I bought them at one of their shows at the Metro here in Chicago.

Liz said...

I love your headboard! What a great idea and a great find. You are so funny too! Glad that the doorstop tutorial hooked you up and I am also glad that I found your blog.

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