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The Living Without Series

This is a series of posts that I wrote back in 2006 on living with less stuff. Check them out: liv011Living #2liv031liv04

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The one project I competed the same day I started it.

I started approximately four billion projects this summer and I finished exactly one.  This one in fact.  Recovering one of the many hand-me-down pieces of furniture we have.

Have I ever complained about our chair situation?  Yes, I’m certain I have.  You see for some strange reason I am attracted to  uncomfortable chairs that have lived a full life and really need to be thrown on a burn pile.  I haul home these horrible chairs to live with me in hopes that someday I will do an extreme make-over on them and turn them into a beautiful piece of furniture that costs me mere pennies.  But what really happens is I haul home crap and it stays crap.

Until I need to procrastinate from something and then….

I finish one of the crap projects.  The sad thing is this little project took me all of an hour or two to complete.  I finished this when I was supposed to be finishing the Birthday Saga. It’s pretty amazing what I can get done when I don’t want to finish something else.  I would love to give you step by step instructions on how to upholster a chair, but if you’ve read this blog for any amount of time, then you know I suck big time at telling people how to do anything that requires precise instructions.

But here is what I would tell you:

Get a staple gun, pliers, glue gun, scissors and have fun, it’s kind of like wrapping a present.



*Please pay no attention to the miserable looking child at the table.  I was most likely ignoring his absolute certainty that he was starving to death.

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