Chair Re-Upholstry: Part One
If I ever call you and say, “I found this cool cheap/free piece of furniture that will look so cool once I re-upholster it!” …remind me that on March 20, 2012, I swore I would never-ever re-upholster anything ever again.
So obviously one of the things on my list is 7. Re-upholster an arm chair or build a piece of furniture. I figured that if Mary-Hall can recover her couch, surely I could tackle an arm chair…man. I had no idea what went into it!
I found this cool chair for $40 on Craiglist about 2 years ago and although crushed pink velvet isn’t typically my decor of choice, the chair was in great shape and at $40, I just couldn’t pass it up. So it’s been living in all its pink-velvetness in our guest room for a while now and the other day I decided it was time to get that roll of fabric out of the closet and go for it.
Really the project wouldn’t be too bad if there weren’t literally thousands of staple-gun staples that have to be individually pried out with a flathead screwdriver and sometimes also require the assitance of a pair of pliers. I’m proud to say that after about 10 man-hours of work, I’ve gotten the old upholstry off the back and outer sides of the chair. I’m excited to see this project through to fruition even though I have a long way to go. I also have a deadline of April 19th of when this chair project absolutely, positively, MUST be finished….but more on that story in a later post!
Have you ever re-upholstered anything?