Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Hidalgo's New Saddle

Teen1 received new seat covers for her car recently so she and the Lord of the Manor installed them over the weekend. They started Saturday afternoon by watching the DVD that came with the kit. Then they took the old seats out and stripped off the old upholstery and ratty horsehair stuffing down to the metal frames. And then they watched the video some more. Then they made a trip to JoAnne's Fabrics for some burlap and foam. They finally got started around 4:30 and got one seat done, but by 4pm Sunday all the seats were done and they look so professional!

They learned about hog rings and horsehair and "massaging" upholstery. They laughed. They scowled. They bled. (Well the Lord of the Manor did.) They bonded. It was a big job, but in the end it was a great daddy/daughter project and a wonderful improvement to the car. Little Hidalgo is looking quite happy here Amongst The Oaks.


Content in a Cottage said...

I love to hear stories and see pictures concerning difficult projects that turn out so well. I thought only antique car collectors took on these tasks. Good job...the seats look beautiful. I am sure your daughter will always remember this weekend with her dad.

travelbug said...

Great job Teen1 and Daddy!! We knew you could do it and it looks wonderful!

Hugs :-)

Mary said...

Wow, I never even knew it was possible to cover car seats... Nice job!

Anonymous said...

wow!! they should go into business!! my "hoppy" would have loved new seatcovers!. jkj

Walled Garden said...

A really professional looking result and so many other rewards as well.
Cheers Gillian