I noticed several pairs of jeans in the pile to go to the thrift store. And I mulled over the possibilities. I googled "recycled denim" to see what inspiration I could find from the universse. Purses, ipad covers, phone cases, cosmetic bags, yoga bag totes, etc.
1. Yoga bag tote - since I was too cheap to buy one at the Rack, I thought this would be a great project - cheap, using recycled jeans. I was still not 100% convinced this was the project of the day.
2. Overnite I mulled some more ... I looked at patterns for totes. Might be useful. We can always use another sturdy tote.
3. Epiphany arrives. Chair reupholstering! The dining room chairs are starting to show signs of wear. What better durable cover than denim? I couldn't wait to get started the next morning.
Saturday 5am: I'm in the dining room, putting a chair up on the table so I can turn over, unscrew the seat and get started. I bring out tools - screwdriver and pliers. I begin prying up the many heavy duty staples that hold on the fabric cover. After removing about 20, I count how many are on one side of the square. 25-30? x 4 sides - 120? As I take off the first fabric cover, I spy underneath ... OK, the merry furniture workers had automatic staple guns...there are another 400 or so staples holding on the next layer of fabric!!! at 5:40am, I had removed the approx. 120 staples. Am now resting. Contemplating the next 400 staples - for ONE chair. The set has 6 chairs total. The denim sits on the table next to the chair.
Labels: chair recovering, krafting, meditation, upholstering