U is for RE-UPHOLSTER
Did you ever see a piece of furniture that had been worn out and tattered?
What comes to mind?
“Wow, it must have been the best chair in the house to have gotten so much use and attention, I wonder what happened?”
Can you relate to that chair?
Have you gotten so busy or caught up with the responsibilities of life that you could use some time and attention to your details?
Lets talk about 3 physical things that would have a huge impact on your appearance and attitude.
Turn your frown upside down. Have you ever heard that expression?
Putting a smile on your face greatly improves your presence.
Not a fake, plastered smile.
Tune into a happy memory or thought and let it show on your face.
Wear it as often and as long as you can.
Next, lets put a little pep in your step.
Yes I know you may be harried or busy or in a hurry.
Throw your shoulders back and walk with intention.
Prance, glide or strut your stuff with pride.
It will improve your mood and your day.
Picture yourself literally walking towards a goal or a dream, your one step closer to the target.
Lastly, is there literally a piece of furniture that has seen better days?
It would do you a world of good to either give it an overhaul or simply let it go and replace it.
Until we meet again….Have a UNIQUE day!
I’m good at plastering on a smile but love it when I’m able to smile and laugh from the heart. It is good for the soul.
I adore that armchair.
Thanks for the wonderful post.
Hello Nicola. Thank you for stopping by. I have a whole arsenal of smiles for various reasons/environments :). I am in love with that chair!!! One day I hope to have one…or two in my home. The creativity and functionality of it are amazing! Have a wonderful day!
Stephanie Faris says
Great advice. Studies have shown that just the act of smiling can trick our brain out of a bad mood–at least a little. Worth a try!
Hi Stephanie! It sure is worth a try – at least its a great distraction – at best its a game changer 🙂 Have a great day!
Michele Truhlik says
Love the chair in the photo! Great advice too.
And yes, I do actually have a chair that need reupholstering. It’s a Queen Anne chair. The woodwork is fantastic but the fabric (blue velvet) is worn and faded. It definitely needs redone. I wish I could do it myself but it’s way too complicated. I took a photo of it to a Upholstery shop and wow, was that ever out of my price range! The bid was nearly $1000!!!
So for now it just sits. One of these days, I keep telling myself…
Great post. Stop by my place if you get a chance. Would love to have you there…
Michele at Angels Bark
Hi Michele. That chair really is something else! Its my dream chair. The $1000 repair for your chair is INSANE. I have an antique chair too and I refuse to even get an estimate. Ive been watching reupholstering videos for chairs for about 6 months now. I even bought the material on a clearance sale to redo it. One of these days I’m going to have a friend come over with a staple gun and we’re going to have at it. I consider it a learning experience…lol. My hope is that it will look better than it does now. Have an awesome day and I wish you all the best with your chair!!! 🙂