Sooo I have to admit that I’ve never been much of a DIY-er. I love the idea of it, but in practice, it’s not really my strong suit. I’d much rather find something that someone else has already DIY-ed, or honestly I’d rather have something old and cool than something re-done.
But yesterday, I mentioned our need for a mini-ottoman now that we can’t put our feet up on the coffee table from our club chairs, and I had a very specific idea of what I wanted it to look like. Marshall’s response was “so basically a mini table with a pillow on top of it,” in typical man form. But in his defense, he was correct.
So he suggested (yes, he suggested) that we run over to some antique shops looking for a mini table to upholster. And we found one! Well, we actually found one that already had upholstery on it, so we are just going to add some batting and re-upholster it.
My only problem is that I’m struggling a wee little bit over the fabric. I’m on my second set of swatches. I believe I’ve decided on something reddish, but (another reason DIY intimidates me) I’m really picky, and if I don’t like something, I’m never going to like it, so I have to make sure I love the fabric! I made the mistake of taking Marshall with me to the fabric store yesterday. Neither of us will ever make that mistake again, I can assure you.
Hopefully soon I will be able to show you the end product, but for now I have a little red table with old, faded flowers on top of it.
Oh, and here’s your puppy fix:
She went to the lake the other day with her adopted daddy, Mikie. Seems like she’s got a pretty good set-up down there!