An ongoing blog following a young married couple as they renovate their railroad apartment in Brooklyn, New York and a crazy falling down farmhouse up in the Catskills. Both husband and wife work full-time jobs each day, so almost all of their projects will be squeezed into any free second each night and every weekend. Hence the name: After-Dinner Design, though come to think of it, maybe we should change it to "So Tired Design"...)
Thursday, March 31, 2011
Renovate Brooklyn! A Follow-Up.
I've been doing a little interim upholstery, since I am the least patient person on earth, and have recovered the seat of the chair I found on the street earlier today! I happened to have just enough of this cool, mod-ish-damask on hand, so I just whipped that onto the chair to give it (and me) a morale boost. The arm is still broken, so don't look too closely there, but the new seat fabric is already a big improvement for the time being, and once John has worked his magic on the arm and I've given it a thorough polishing, its former life as garbage will be far behind it. A side note: I have also just placed an order for a couple yards of this fabric(shown below looking a little darker orange than it is in person)which I am plotting to make into a pillow for the living room sofa, and maybe a new seat for this chair too.
It is funny-- we always take such a make-do-work-with-what-have-super-tight-budget approach to our own home that it felt kind of bold to actually call up and order fabric from the same vendor where I am usually ordering fabric for clients. Granted, my fabric only cost twenty-odd dollars a yard, and I bought 1.5 yards and usually I am buying sofa-quantities for my clients, but still-- the whole thing felt a tad decadent.