Thursday, January 31, 2013

Time is a "more Guts than Brain" Project...

More guts than brain! That will definitely be a new series on my blog!
Do you know that? You see something in a dark corner in an antique or thrift store or at a garage sale and you, you don't think! You're grabbing it, paying, leaving, driving home with a big smile on your face, already knowing what this piece possibly could look like after you're done with it.
Two days later you want to start your project, looking at your treasure and think: "hmmmm - ok - wait! - no...hmmmmm"
I often thought: I've seen this on other blogs so it's possible and I'm just gonna start on it.
You start and face about ten call outs with the piece.
BUT! When you're done (I did not finish all of my "more guts than brain" projects!) you're so satisfied and proud and you've learned so many things, maybe techniques, another point of view or something about a material.
I would love to start a new linking party on this topic because I'd love to see and read about your projects!
What do you think about that?

My latest "more guts than brain" project was this chair.
Now some of you might think there's nothing to be worried about, but I've never faced a furniture with an upholstery. I didn't even check on it before. I was so lucky that the straps where still ok!

Now here's the before:

Guess what, my husband didn't like it and asked me more than once "why did you buy this chair?"
-"because I see the potential of it!" was my answer but I didn't think of the skills that where required do work it's potential out.

Let me tell you, I was sweating more than once! Above all when I had to rip off the fabric and realized what I have been starting on.
I planned to write a tutorial for this but I actually can't tell you exactly how I did it but I just did it!
And here it is:

What can I say...I went back to the antique store and bought another three of those chairs... definitely more guts than brain huh? ;)

Much love,


  1. A-M-A-Z-I-N-G! Beautiful transformation!

  2. What a gorgeous makeover - love love love your fabric choice!
    Your newest follower for sure!

  3. Oh Dina, that chair turned out beautiful! What an amazing makeover! And yes, I perfectly understand what you say, in fact I have two similar chairs in my garage waiting for me to stop wondering "what was I thinking when I bought you?" and take the bull by the horns LOL Perhaps with your inspiration I finally find the courage...
    Visiting from "Home Sweet Home" and following since now!

  4. So there you go hubby!!! It is gorgeous!

    You asked how booths worked in the states. There is usually a building that has many spaces and a different vendor rents each space. No, you never have to be there as a vendor (You should go in a couple times a week) The mall hires workers, they are the cashiers and take the money for customers purchases. At the end of the month you get a check and a list of what sold in your booth. The mall owners pay the rent on the building and all of the bills and for all of their work they collect rent from the vendor and the vendor pays them 10% of everything they sell. Hope that helps!


  5. Beautifully done Dina. I bet your husband loves it now!
    Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday


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