I have about a dozen sewing projects I hope to accomplish before our departure date. One thing on the agenda for today is determining which fabric to use to recover the seat cushions in our salon. Lots of factors to consider here: aesthetics of course, stain-resistance, “workability” (Martha Stewart, I’m not), and now with the arrival of our third crew member, whether or not the fabric makes a good scratching post. (A big part of the reason we need new cushion covers in the first place.) In addition, Brad has suggested we refinish with waterproof fabric so he can just hose down this inside of the boat instead of dusting.
So today, I’m conducting my own little stainmaster experiment. I’ve picked up some samples from a nearby upholstery outlet, and I’m going to see how stain-resistant they will be. Looks like that bottle of ketchup that lives in the back of our fridge will finally get some use, and we might have to open a bottle of wine, (for testing purposes, of course.)
Fascinating, I realize, but hopefully our hard work and research now will lead to more fun and relaxation later.