Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Time to Reupholster this Chair FINALLY!

So, Mom and Farah were about to throw away this old chair that had definitely seen better days. I never pass up a hand-me-down (because paint and fabric can make anything better!), so I took it home to reupholster and make it look new and fresh. Right now it is a fake leathery material and spots of it are worn and that wouldn't cut it!
I picked up some faux suede fabric (at $7/yard) in a warmer beige color, and then started my project. But, I realized I only got 2 instead of 3 yards- so I have to go back and get 1 more so I can finish! I've only completed the arms and the foot stool. All I did was unscrew the cushion from the steel frame, flip it over, pull the fabric tight and staple. It's kind like wrapping a do the corners last. So for $20- I will have a brand new slider. YAY.
Here is the chair before...

The lovely arm rests..
After removing the cushions and reupholstering the arms...

The close up of the fabric after the foot stool is completed- BETTER!What do you think? Stay tuned because I am definitely finishing this puppy in the next month. I have SOO many projects to do before summer- AHHH! I still have to make a bench and headboard for the guest room, paint and clean the laundry room, AND plant my veggie garden! Lots to come in the next couple of months!


  1. Good blog post. I certainly appreciate this website.
    Keep writing!
    Visit my blog stop smoking tip

  2. This is very interesting, You are a very skilled blogger.

    I've joined your rss feed and look forward to seeking more of your magnificent post. Also, I have shared your website in my social networks!

    Look at my site :: search engine optimisation specialist
    Also see my website: local business seo

  3. Pretty section of content. I just stumbled upon your web site and in accession capital to assert that I acquire in fact enjoyed account your blog posts.
    Any way I'll be subscribing to your augment and even I achievement you access consistently fast.

    Here is my web page - fiber supplements

  4. Howdy I am so happy I found your weblog, I really found you by
    error, while I was researching on Digg for something else, Nonetheless I am here now and
    would just like to say kudos for a fantastic post and a
    all round entertaining blog (I also love the theme/design), I
    don't have time to look over it all at the minute but I have saved it and also included your RSS feeds, so when I have time I will be back to read a lot more, Please do keep up the great work.

    Here is my web-site :: tassimo coffee maker

  5. I hardly drop responses, however after looking at through a few of the remarks here "Time to Reupholster this Chair FINALLY!".
    I actually do have a couple of questions for you if
    it's okay. Could it be simply me or do some of the responses look like they are left by brain dead people? :-P And, if you are writing at additional places, I'd
    like to keep up with anything new you have to post. Could you make a list
    of the complete urls of your social sites like your twitter feed, Facebook page or linkedin profile?

    My web-site - women dress

  6. Good day! I know this is kinda off topic nevertheless I'd figured I'd ask.
    Would you be interested in trading links or maybe guest authoring a blog article or vice-versa?

    My website goes over a lot of the same topics as yours and I feel
    we could greatly benefit from each other.
    If you happen to be interested feel free to send me an e-mail.
    I look forward to hearing from you! Superb blog by the way!

    Here is my homepage; Bicycle Clothing Women