Wednesday, August 11, 2010

The 'STINKY' Chair

Ok, confession time.  My favorite chair in the WHOLE house is affectionatly called (between my hubby and me) as the 'Stinky Dog Pee Chew Toy' Chair.  I know kinda long winded, but it is really a true statement. 

First let me let me take you back a few month ago.  My husband and I were in an abandoned house (don't worry it was completely legal)  It was DISGUSTING.  Seriously, I have come to believe that the dog ran the place.  It was truly so filthy that even the mice and cockroaches went elsewhere.  There was no electricity or water (but that didn't stop people from using the restroom...) and it was HOT and muggy inside this house.  Now I like to think that I have a really strong gag reflex, nothing makes me gag.... Untill this house.  Anyway's, I digress.... Upstairs in the west facing room (so it gets the most direct sunlight) was apparently the dogs 'haven'  (don't people teach their dogs to go OUTSIDE)  This is what the room looked like...
(See all that brown dirt on the floor, yup that's not dirt that's cute little fido's 'stains')

Anyways, do you see the chair turned over in the bottom left corner.  That's my favorite chair.  I truly think my husband almost passed out when I said I want THAT chair.  At first I think he thought I was joking, till I told him to pick it up and put it in the car (note, he had to pick it up, there was NO WAY I was going to touch it without gloves)

So he threw it in the back of the van and we drove strait home with the windows down and our heads out so we wouldn't pass out from the smell.  He kept looking at me funny (don't know why) and all I could say was it had 'good bones'  and i'm so happy I did.

He helped me strip off the rotting baby blue velvet, and we removed all 988 billion staples.  The padding was so soaked that.... we'll this is a family site so i'll stop there.  It took 2 days of working, gagging, working more, gagging, sanding painting and then..... finally.... off to Home Fabrics (seriously, can I get some sort of advertising discount)  I bought 1.5 yards of this great fabric for under $5/yd. 

This is what I've got now... My FAVORITE Chair.  I ended up having to redecorate the front room to match the chair.

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Tanya said...

Good for you for seeing/smelling past the obvious problems the chair had in it's sad state. Looks great now!

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