|Check out those corner covering skills|
We got the fabric from the wonderful Ditto Fabrics on one of our many trips to Brighton - I usually like to buy fabric from charity shops (i.e. old curtains), but this was just too tempting. It's perfect for the conservatory, which is technically the place for the kiddos toys, but also has a great big comfy chair for me to sit and write in.
I measured and marked the fabric, cut it to size, and even did the corners in the proper way (as opposed to just folding it and stapling like a maniac). But, like they say, pride comes before a fall, and as I tooted a fanfare and summoned Benjamin to see his new bookshelves, I became acutely aware that I'd made a bit of an error.
Yes, craft fans. I had stapled the bloody thing to the floor.
When I tried to lift it up for the big reveal, I was completely baffled as to why it wouldn't move. First comes shock, they say, then comes denial - in bizarro land, in my head, I thought perhaps it was only attached by one staple. The fifteen minutes I spent prizing it off of the laminate told me otherwise.
Luckily, the holes in the flooring are so minute, that I'm pretty sure nobody will notice (put it this way, the horror on the Husbands face when I told him made it pretty clear that he hadn't already seen them), and I did manage to get it up with the fabric undamaged. So did I give up? Did I heck - I got the parcel tape out and stuck it on. Nobody sees the back anyway, right?
I am pretty pleased with it, and when I get an hour or so I'll redo it using the staple gun and the guide (which I actually thought was a guard to protect the user from stapling their fingers.....ahem....), but for now it looks quite effective and anyway, I've got bigger things to craft.
Have you had any DIY or craft disasters? I have to say, rescuing it made the whole thing that bit more satisfying!