Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Upstyle chair

Yay,  I finally finished it!   You just never know what you'll get into when redoing a piece of furniture.   Actually, the hardest part for me is picking out the fabric.  There are so many beautiful choices! 

Here's the before.  Straight from the thrift store, country and charming, right?  Even in my short experience with upholstery, I could tell this chair had previously been reupholstered by someone who did a very good job!   And I was about to take it apart.

I knew I wanted to go with a neutral color.  A flexible color that would go with a lot of other colors.  This way I could swap out pillows if I wanted to!  Here's my inspiration chair.

Let the deconstruction begin.  You never know what's underneath until you get there!

The wood was scratched up a little so I refinished it and updated the color to a dark walnut.

The fabric is linen and it won't be a heavily used chair, so we'll see how well it holds up.

I like the contrasting colors of the wood and fabric.

No skirt needed, let those legs show for a more updated look.  This was my first project using double welt cording and this chair had a lot of that! 

Even the armrest got a facelift.  There's no way I was putting that puffy thing back on that was originally there, ugh.  It does take some effort to get the folds to match the other arm but it can be done (ok, it can be close)! 

Then there's the cushion.  Cushions are my challenge.  Lots of lining up and matching here and there.

When I saw this Pottery Barn pillow cover on sale, I had the perfect place for it.

The linen and the pillow look like they were made for each other.  Awe! 

Now come on in and have a seat! 

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  1. Amazing job!! I found you through the CSI project because I too, linked up a chair redo. Job well done.

  2. I am so impressed! Upholstery looks so daunting to me. It looks great. When can I bring over my two?

  3. Beautifully done! I'm impressed with that arm must have a wealth of patience! :)

  4. Fantastic job! It looks beautiful!


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