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I enjoy simple things: solitude, cheap sheet cake, and sunlight. I also believe that white is, in fact, a color. Bring me fresh flowers and we can be friends.

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July 30, 2013

DIY: Mexican Makeover

The inspiration:

My coworker had been eyeing these abcDNA lineage serape upholstered pieces and was willing to pay the hefty price tag ($495 - $1500) to have one in her new home.  I was able to convince her that although the pieces were pure genius, they were incredibly simple.  And so began our thrifty project.  We found a unique lucite stool on Etsy for about $150 (we probably could have gotten one even cheaper if we were patient) and a massive serape from Amazon for about $40. 

After a few YouTube videos on how to reupholster, a sushi meal, and a bottle of prosecco, we took the plunge.  The stool was covered with white vinyl, and the most tedious part of the project was prying out all of the old staples to get a clean cushion. 

I measured and marked the wood slab in order to get the lines of the serape straight, but in the end, we ended up eyeballing it, which worked out fine.  We're both pretty pleased with ourselves, and we're ready to start churning these out for our friends and family!