I must apologize for my way-too-long absence. This upholstery arm chair project just about did me in. I have a new found respect and awe for people who do real upholstery and sew real slipcovers. Everything about his took me longer and was more difficult than I anticipated. BUT… I’m DONE and pretty happy with the end product, so I won’t waste one more minute complaining. 🙂
I started with this mauve armchair that I got from the “free” section of Craigslist…
I decided I wanted to use several different black and white fabrics to make a slip cover of sorts, but I pulled the sewn slipcover taught and stapled the fabric underneath for a more tailored look.
The chair originally had a rocker/swivel mechanism on the bottom that was broken and made the chair sit cockeyed, so that came off and was replace by some modern looking wooden legs ($6 for all four at the Habitat Re-Store) which I painted black.
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I’m happily taking an upholstery and sewing hiatus, and returning to the familiar world of painting/glazing/distressing, where the only fabric to be seen is stapled with my trusty staple gun and the strait pins are safely away in their cushion. And BOY do I have some exciting pieces to move onto next!! I picked up this great chair ($3) and end table ($4) at the GW this past Saturday, and can’t wait to jump into them!!
Let’s take another look at that “upholstery.” (GROSS!! What IS that?!?!)
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