I got an “Ask Karen” question from Brittney recently. Brittney wanted to know if she could reupholster chairs even though she’d never done it before. Um … yeah! Of course you can. You can do anything!!
My philosophy is always, go ahead and try it. Where would you be right now if you’d never tried a potato chip or a chocolate milkshake? Miserable and living in a ditch probably.
So if you ever think to yourself “I wonder if I could (insert anything here)” just go ahead and try it. If it doesn’t turn out perfectly the first time, you’re closer to being able to do it perfectly the next time (this philosophy only becomes problematic for bomb diffusers and brain surgeons.)
And if all else fails (I’m talking to you Brittney,) try this trick.
Chair found abandoned at the side of the road
Mongolian lamb throw (or anything else that blows your skirt up)
I literally threw the blanket (hence the term “throw” I guess) over the chair. No sewing, no stapling, no nothing. And if you get sick of it you just pull the throw off, at which point I’m sure it could be constructed with very little effort into a prancing goat costume for Halloween.