Oooh, this summer is going so fast. I can’t believe there are only 3 weeks left of our 10 week summer break! I’ve got so many of my stickers left to accomplish I don’t even think we’ll actually finish them all, maybe next year? I’m hoping to sew up a lot of back-to-school project with de-stashing in mind. Lots of dresses with long sleeves, to use up as much stash as possible!

Last month I acquired another large sewing project. Re-upholstering a mid-century modern 3-seater teak couch and chair. Here are the “before” pictures…

My mom and I found them at a garage sale for $60! Both pieces were professionally re-upholstered 5 years ago. It’s in great condition and the shape is amazing, but I am definitely not loving the “forest green” colour. It really clashes with our blue and red living room scheme! So for now it lives in our basement. I’m hopeful I’ll have some time to work on it this fall.

In the meantime I’ve been thinking about fabrics and what type of fabric was best when re-upholstering it. After a ton of research I feel way more comfortable choosing something and even wrote my latest Craftsy blog post about the two things you need to know to choose fabric for slipcovers. Now all I need to do is find the perfect fabric…. all 20(+?) metres… preferably on sale…. argh!

What do you think? Would you ever tackle re-upholstering your furniture? Or have you? (You brave person you!) How did it go?