A while back I found this chair at a thrift store for $30. I think I ran to the car with her. Look at all the details… the carving, the lines, the possibility……the DIRT. Yeah. this baby was filthy in her ugly tan coat!
I had great plans for this girlie, but she sat and sat and sat and sat and sat and sat. You get the picture.
One day as I saw her sitting out on my front sun porch with cobwebs covering her I FINALLY saw what she wanted to become! She wanted to live in my mommy den!!! Before this piece I had only completed one upholstery project, and it hasn’t held up too well. I did learn some tricks from my past mistakes, so I felt pretty sure that I could handle this.
I started by stripping this girlfriend down to. the. bone.
It took FOREVER to remove all 1,376,999 staples holding this upholstery on, but I fought through. A few hours later she looked like this:
I then gave her a new coat with my favorite halycon green. At this point she looked like this:
She looked bright, but I knew the glaze and distressing would calm her down. :) I spent the next few hours painstakingly reupholstering her in this loverly brown linen like fabric I found at my favorite fabric store.
Now these next pictures stink… For SOME reason I took them with my phone instead of my camera. I know. Idiot.
The bottom piece wasn’t too bad at all. The foam was still in great shape…
That back piece?? A LITTLE MORE DIFFICULT. Once I got my technique down though I was rocking and rolling… UNTIL. Do you see that HUGE piece of foam? Yeah. That huge thing has to be stapled under a smaller piece of fabric. I had to call in
my sexy secretary my hubby to help with that piece.
And here she sits ALMOST finished in my mommy den! Isn’t she divine?
Her loverly back…
Look at those little toes peeking out!
This is where the unfinished part comes in, BUT
I got this in the mail today to finish her up…. I couldn’t find this double welting ANYWHERE online without paying ridiculous shipping fees. The shipping cost more than the cord!! Did you say ridikurus?
Pray for me as I attempt double welting for the first time. I bought a special foot for my machine and everything… Pictures to follow soon.
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