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Old 01-06-2009, 05:38 PM   #1
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some interior work that was kind-of fun

Well, prior to attacking the painting I did accomplish some things that were somewhat fun.

I reupholstered the front gaucho. I found some nice bed-covers on sale at K-mart a few months ago. They're tan, faux-suade and kind of quilted in a square pattern. I cut them for the upholstry. The gauch sides (arm rests) came out very easy and the fabric easily attached as original - staples. I ended up pulling the upper portion of the seat out of the original cover. Essentially splitting the upper and lower portion of the seat. Much easier to maneuver. I covered the top and bottom in a slip-cover fashion, with velcro closure, so that I can wash from time-to-time. It looks nice and I really like that the seat is in two pieces now!!! If anyone wants the original upholstry --- it's intact, under the faux-suade.

I then worked on the side gaucho. Again, found a nice quilt on sale to use as fabric --- a king size white (yes, white) cotton duvet. Modern stitching. I cut a piece off to wrap the back cushion - again, slip cover style with velcro. Then I finished the remaining cover and it is about the size of a large twin. It fits nicely on the gaucho, dressed as a bed.

Then I re-screened the windows. I wanted to fix some of the fuzzies and the weatherstripping - but I forgot to order them in time for work this week. It'll have to wait for a month or so now......

I found some vinyl sheet flooring that I really like - Armstrong Natural Weave. I think it looks like 8x8 burlap tiles that are laid randomly. I worry about the difficulty cutting and laying sheet vinyl though.... and it's about $2.50/sq ft. A little more pricey than I intended - that is, if I do a straight run to avoid a seam. I'll give this more thought over the next few weeks. I think sheet vinyl is a good choice for me, especially with dogs who bring in mud (and are messy eaters/drinkers). Speaking of drink.... time for a beer. It's been a long day of painting - arrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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Old 01-06-2009, 05:59 PM   #2
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All the effort to describe so well..only to leave one visually salivating....Pictures???

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Old 01-06-2009, 06:09 PM   #3
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Oh gosh - hate to leave anyone salivating! Everything is torn apart again - for the painting. Now's a good time to take photo's of the pieces-parts though. And I'll post them all soon! Hopefully it will be all put back together by COB tomorrow. Wishfull thinking? Hope not.
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Old 01-06-2009, 06:16 PM   #4
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All your work sounds great - any pictures.
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Old 01-06-2009, 07:07 PM   #5
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pics of the front gaucho

It's not in place now (removed for painting)... but here's some details of my re-work.

arm rests


seat --- top portion removed from original cover and slip covered separately (back and bottom seat area now two separate pieces - much easier to maneuver)

side (bed) gaucho --- back piece upholstered separately - was concerned about not having enough material --- thus, the velcro straps

and fabric that I intend to use to replace side (bed) gaucho wall cover --- and possibly for curtains (though it's a bit of a loose weave)

Hopefully, all these parts will be back in place tomorrow evening - then I'll post final pics!
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Old 01-06-2009, 08:06 PM   #6
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Nice job, I wish I had a gaucho to recover....

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