My furniture is all hand-me-downs and cheap-o stuff I got in college. Which is fine. Except…some of it really isn’t my style. At all.
Since I don’t really have the funds to buy new stuff, I’ve been trying to rehab some of the things I have. I thought I’d share my most successful project to date:
This is my shabby, worn out desk chair. It’s not so awful, but it’s blue (which doesn’t match my living room, which is where the desk is now) and the fabric is getting stretched out. I bought a yard of fabric for $4.19 and borrowed my teacher friend’s industrial strength stapler and this is what I ended up with:
I think it looks pretty decent! The chairs I considered purchasing as replacements ran between $100 and $150, so I saved myself a pretty penny, too.
In other news, there was an earthquake today! It was my first day back at school and I was chatting with a friend in her classroom and all of a sudden we heard a really loud sound, like an old air conditioning system kicking on. Then all at once the ground started to shake – pretty hard – and the power went out. We ran for the doorway and a few seconds later the shaking stopped. When I got home I had pictures and knick-knacks smashed all over my apartment and books all over the floor – they had fallen off the shelves. My spices had also crashed all over my kitchen floor.
My friends in Baltimore felt it and so did my mom in Trenton, but my sister said she didn’t feel anything in NYC.
What a day!!!