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Wednesday, February 1, 2012

Annnd Done.

                                            Yesterday I told you a little bit about this chair.


I picked it up at my local thrift store. It was a good solid chair. (I bounced around in it to make sure.)
I spent the first part of last week tearing it apart and found a hard wood frame. Something that a professional upholster told me to look for, so I was excited about this. It also meant that an unprofessional like me could get a away with some mistakes. Example- tearing out what I had just stapled to it because I did it wrong.



Deciding how I was going to recover it was a long process. I bought the chair back in the fall and would look at it and be stumped until I saw this. A chair from Velvet Perch.


Isn't this a pretty chair. They have done such lovely job and very creative.

This was what I wanted.
This would be my second upholstery project and didn't think that this may be over my head. Sometimes ignorance is bliss.

I went online and ordered my fabric, and began to sew. The only issue I ever thought I'd have was the cushion. Would I make it right, would it fit over the foam again properly and surprise of surprises, I did have an issue. But not the one I was expecting. My poor little sewing machine was not a happy camper sewing through all those layers, but it made it through in the end.

So now I have this








I like my chair. :)




6 comments:

  1. oh. my. goodness. to be honest I was a little dubious as to how it would turn out, but WOW! this is so awesome.... great job!

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  2. I LOVE YOUR CHAIR!!!! That makes me think, I have one that I should have you look at and price for me!

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  3. I have never done reupholstery but would sure love to! This is your second project??? The chair is gorgeous!!! How did you learn to reupholster?

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    1. Thanks Bea!
      Lots of books from the library and I've been sewing for years so that was a big plus. I took my time as I tore it apart and took lots of pictures,I also kept all the fabric from the chair as a pattern. I wanted to try and duplicate and put it back together as close as I could. But mostly trial and error. If I didn't like it, out it came and I started all over again. Oh and if I got really frustrated with it, I walked away for a couple of hours.
      Hope this helps somehow, and thanks again!!

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  4. the chair looks ammmmmmmmmmmmazzzzing love it

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