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MomCave is officially finished!

September 12, 2013


Remember when I bought this chair off of Craigslist two years ago for $125?



Well, it was actually all Khaki – colored but I had this idea that I could dye it black….which is what you see in the picture. Remember that scene in Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, where the mom was stirring the big pot of laundry at night when Charley came to tell her he found the golden ticket? She looked so sad and hot and miserable… Well, that is exactly how I felt, stirring with my big dowel rod I found in the closet from some other project I had meant to do. Hot, from the water in the washer, and arms tired, because we all know, I don’t do exercise…Hair up in a ponytail, and bored to death…. I used at least  6 bottles of black dye for the bottom cushion, that came out looking purplish – brownish, uglyish….The back cushion took 5 bottles of black dye and came out a faded black….and I bought the big bottles, not little bottles…so I gave up and had this ugly chair for the last two years.

I called the furniture store it came from and the chair cost $1000.00, which, heck yeah, I got a deal! Until I went and tried to dye it! So, we now know I can’t dye my own hair, and I can’t dye fabric….I looked everywhere online for slip covers and they were $700 and up! Ridiculous, I know, but I guess double chaises aren’t that popular of an item to make slip covers of…who knew? I asked a few people on prices for upholstering it and their quotes were $400 and up. So I decided to just chuck the chair and find a new one later. UNTIL! My mom told me to find a place that will make me a slipcover and she would pay for it and that would be my birthday present. So I was on a sewing hunting mission. But first, I had to buy shoes….So while buying shoes, Ryan calls and asks me what I am doing and I quickly change the subject to, ok I lie and say I am looking for a sewing place and the girl at the boutique quickly writes me a note saying she knows someone! So I hang up on Ryan and get the number and call and it’s a group of sisters in Carthage that sew together…for fun? I don’t know, but she charged me $185 to redo my slipcover. I bought $70.00 in white fabric and bought her new zippers since I didn’t want purplish-black zippers…and she reused every piece of that slipcover that she could.

And now my room is complete!

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Don’t you worry! I know! Its white and I have two messy boys who love Doritos and cheeze-its, and ok, I love me some cheeze-its too. But I have scothguarded that baby….and may go back for another can to just be on the safe side….but my room is now complete. So now, I am going to bring my ROKU thing downstairs and I am gonna lay in that baby and find a new series to get obsessed about….Everyone keeps talking about Breaking Bad on Facebook, so maybe I will try that. I know I am about 5 years behind…I just watched Lost last year and sadly, I can admit watching it back to back, the whole series in about 2 weeks.  So that’s where I will be from here on out….BEST BIRTHDAY PRESENT EVER!  THANKS MOM!



3 Comments leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    September 12, 2013 2:13 PM

    I LOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVELOVE it! I want to come see your mom cave!!!!


  2. Anonymous permalink
    September 12, 2013 2:20 PM

    It’s beautiful! (And watch FRINGE!)


  3. Anonymous permalink
    September 12, 2013 2:36 PM

    Annie come over!


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