Here is that famous desk from my earlier post that you needed to use your imagination on. This oak table was handed down from my parents to me when I first moved out. This table has lasted from apt move to apt move and even survived my NY to NC move.
This DIY was fairly easy and just required patience while the stain dried. I laid down my drop clothes, sanded down the table and applied the stain. I applied two coats to obtain that darker, richer look that I wanted.
In between applying the coats of stain I worked on my desk chair.
2. I draped the curtain over the chair to figure out how I wanted to line up the pattern.
3. Once I found the pattern I liked, I made sure I had enough material all the way around.
4. I started in the front pulled the material tight underneath and started to staple. (The only downside to doing this solo is that I can't staple and take pictures at the same time.)
5. I followed this method all the way along the bottom of the chair. I tucked extra material in the crease of the chair. This type of chair had the ability to move up and down and I didn't want the fabric to pull.
So once the table was stained, the chair re-upholstered, the wall decal up, the rug down and the lampshade switched I was finished!
Remember the before?
THE FINISHED PRODUCT