fredag den 21. juli 2017

to couch or not to couch

It is no secret that moving to the US took a big toll on our finances. Consequently most of our belongings are secondhand (except the beds - I am NOT sleeping on someone else's used mattress!). Quite a while ago we went looking for a couch, which is not an easy task in the Midwest unless you really dig floral prints......ūüėĖ
And one day we stumbled upon this - ehm - beaut (behind the dog)
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It was big, it was green, and it was one of the best couches I have ever been sitting in. So we bought for 35$.
And then I started looking for fabrics thinking that maybe some day I would reupholster it.
It ended up being zebra:
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And the fabric sat around for some days, that turned in to weeks and then months.But a few weeks ago I finally got started sewing the cushions and the mattress:
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And then I waited a few more weeks, and at last I started tearing the old fabric off.Yikes. A thousand staples to be removed one at a time by hand and having our living room look like a nuclear war zone:
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I am sure this couch was built by dwarfs deep within a mountain using iron wood and mithril staples and covered in fabric weaved by titanium thread.
But - one staple at a time - I got it done. And now it looks like this:
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And I am super proud and brag about it to everyone I might bump into. And slowly even my hands have forgiven me and have started to be able to do regular tasks again without hurting......

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