|A patriotic yet weary box.|
|I always take furniture on a night out...|
|I'd love to be a dentist...|
The tricky bit is to get the fabric onto the lid without making it look like a complete mess. I'm no upholsterer (which is very obvious when you look at it) but a bit of common sense means your finished effort is at least passable.
|I know my limits and accept battered fingers.|
Start at the back, right in the middle. Add your first tack, then a couple spaced evenly either side. Then flip to the front, grab the stapler and pulling the fabric taut (but not enough to make it look like a poor 1970's face-lift) staple on the underside. Work round the lid, spaced at about hours on the clock and staple under. Trim the excess. (You will have to accept some 'pleating' where the fabric gathers over a curved lid, especially with a thicker or plactic-coated cloth. Try pulling a couple of ways before you are happy to staple)...
Now get hammer happy and thwack the rest of the tacks in on the outer rim, evenly spaced. Add a sombrero and some old Wrangler boots and you're good to go...Who needs therapy when you have a hammer?