Thursday, September 1, 2011

Kristin and the Chair

This is Kristin.

This is a peak at the chair.
Kristin and I met while working together on a project at church.  We discovered that we had some common interests, like redoing furniture.  I'm the kind that reads extensively about everything and does a thousand projects - in my head.  Kristin's the kind that does a bit of research and then dives in head first.  She's finished a gazillion furniture projects while I've had the same torn-apart half-finished dining table occupying my dining room floor for months.

Now Kristin wants to delve into the adventurous and laborious task of reupholstering.  I've taken a few classes and finished a few pieces, mostly - more about that later.  I'm walking her through what appears to be a simple chair.  I've warned her though that there are lots of surprises when you start to deconstruct even the simplest looking thing.  Click here to read about our adventure so far.  My hands are in many of the photos.  Those hands might be famous one day.  You can say you knew me when.

The dresser below is my favorite "Kristin redo" so far.  She designed it and painted the base coat with Annie Sloan's chalk paint.  Our friend Pamela painted the birds and branches.  These two gals are a force to be reckoned with.


I also thought you should know that Kristin grew up living on prison grounds.  Her dad was a warden.  He wrote this book and I think that's pretty cool.


  1. Thanks for sharing Kathy! I love how you just slipped that in about the prison. :P

  2. I can't wait to see how that chair turns out.