Thursday, January 28, 2016

A D-I-Y Project by The Hubster

Hello, Crafty Peeps!
I frequently refer to "The Hubster" in my postings, mainly because he is my best cheerleader, head enabler and facilitator, and the LOVE of My Life!  I love handmade furniture, and so. it goes without saying that most of my furniture is "antique."  Probably not by the standards of antique dealers, but definitely by the amount of years that have passed since I purchased it.

One of my favorite pieces is our dining room set!   It is completely "pegged," and the only nails are the Flat Head Upholstery Tacks that were used to attach the leather backs and seats to the wood.  We were living in community for about five years and really only visited our main home a couple times a month.  Needless to say the leather began to crack, even though the chairs were covered.  I researched having the chairs re-upholstered but the cost of the leather was ridiculous.  I finally found faux leather fabric on Amazon that was as close a match as we were going to get and The Hubster repaired the two chairs that were in dire need of help.   I am so glad to be rid of the chair covers.  I love my wood and leather and pleather! :D)

HE DID IT! Go Hubster!
These two chairs have the original leather backs!  I took these right after Chanukah, so my Chanukiah and my Shabbos candle holders are still on the table!
I forgot to take a picture before he put the back on! Caught him as he was ripping the seat!
The Hubster even found "cheap" foam padding at Big Lots!  YAY!


The Hubster has another project in the hopper.  I will share it when he is done!