Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Chair Reupholstery Project: Part I

Remember this green retro looking chair I bought awhile back?




Yep, that's the one. I picked it up at the Goodwill for $4.99. I figured I would just reupholster it. Now, I have never done reupholstery so I signed up for a class via the local community college. The class description suggested to bring a foot stool to recover as the project for the class. I found a cute little cream vinyl covered vintage foot stool at an estate sale for a buck, so that was to be my 'learning' piece and then I would move onto the chair.

I found some upholstery fabric on sale for $1.95 a yard and bought 10 yards just to be safe and account for any mistakes along the way. I also purchased a few upholstery tool essentials (tack pull, staple gun, etc.). I was set and totally gung-ho for this project!

The footstool took me 2 class sessions plus a Saturday evening at home to complete. It turned out so cute! I think I am going to use it in the baby's room for storage.




We had 4 classes left so at the next session I drug the chair in. All of my classmates and the instructor were excited to see the shape of the chair and I couldn't wait to get started!

Come back tomorrow for part 2 where I will tell you the key to DIY reupholstery projects...
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9 comments:

  1. loved the way you lined up the dots so it looks like a domino from the side, very nice!

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  2. Good job! It will look great in the baby's room. I can't wait to see the chair!

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  3. Oh, that's awesome! I have two chairs I wanna reupholster from my cats scratching them up. It's on the long list of to-do projects.

    The footstool is just adorable!

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  4. Nice job! We were taking classes for awhile as well, but they were too far away to keep it up. Really makes you appreciate how much is involved to do a good job!

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  5. The stool looks great and definitely would be perfect for a baby's room. I can't wait to see what you do with the chair. Be fearless and you will succeed!

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  6. Great stool! I'm always thinking I need to learn upholstery...well, maybe not! But I do like seeing what other people are doing! Good job!

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  7. FUN!! and the stool is lovely :)

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  8. That is an excellent stool and I love what you've done with it.

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