Some time ago..... ok, it was actually in the last Millennium, I did a short upholstery course and really enjoyed the string spring thing. I did some drop in seats for a set of dining chairs and was quite chuffed with the result. Later I did some stools and simple decorator items. Then...... nothing. Well nothing until about 3 months ago when I recovered an IKEA ottoman in fake cow hide. Much as I liked the look, my fabric choice was poor. I purchased fabric with one way stretch and when stretched over the ottoman, the resulting look was.... less than perfect. Ridges and lines were visible, it was a poor job.
So on Sunday I zipped to Spotlight and bought 1.5m of a Jocelyn Proust fabric. Lovely heavy weight cotton with a bold blue and orange print. Made even more delightful by being 40% off. So the piece cost me less than $25. The colours suit the loungeroom with a solid blue Layzboy armchair and a bright orange 3 seater. The plan was for the ottoman to tie them together.
The construction of the Ottoman made it very difficult to staple fabric evenly along two sides of the piece. I was using a basic lever Arrow T50 Staple Gun, but with insufficient timber for leverage, the staples weren't even and uniform or even well placed. I decided it was time to lash out on another piece of the Ryobi 18v ONE+ Range and purchased the Cordless Stapler. Not one for reading instructions it was very easy to load and set the depth of the staple and ..... well I got stuck right in!
Really happy with the outcome.
What will I staple next????