Once upon a time, late last summer, I was taking a stroll through the old village store. You know the one, it’s where they sell treasures that other people no longer want or see value in. Something in that store caught my eye that day. Actually, it was TWO somethings. The most amazing chairs, except for one thing – they were covered with green eagles!
What is a maiden to do? The chairs had lovely bones, but those eagles . . . ?
Then I thought about the good sewing fairies of Blogland, Miss Mustard Seed and Anita from Cedar Hill Ranch. They would help me magically transform these chairs into something of beauty, I felt sure of it!
I called Prince Charming to come to my aid with his trusty steed, the minivan. I paid the storekeeper the fee for the eagle chairs – $70 (for both chairs) and they were loaded and carted safely home. There they sat in the dungeon, my garage, for several months while I got up the courage to try some sewing magic.
I read and re-read Anita’s slipcover tutorial and watched and rewatched Miss Mustard Seed’s slipcover videos; until finally, one fair day I found the courage to begin. It did take me three days, but this story has a happy ending! One of my eagle chairs has now been transformed into something of beauty, something I’m proud to have in my castle.
This story, unfortunately, is not finished though. You see, I now have to work some magic on the other chair. Alas, this maiden is waiting until after this Merry Christmas season for that!
I hope you enjoyed this tale and that it will give you the courage to transform a chair for your castle!