Chair reupholstery

First, reupholstery is a funny looking word. I had to look it up to make sure I had it right. Second, that is what this post is about.

We have the Mid Century-ish chair that we really like. In fact I think it was the very first piece of furniture we ever bought. Welcome to adulthood, where you actually buy things and your living room set isn’t entirely made up of dumpster dive finds. I think it was all of $50 and we still had to put it on lay-a-way.

The fabric was shot and in true Countryside Lane fashion we decided to do it ourselves. We had a book, what more do you need? Well, besides fabric and other materials. Ends up the book was a P.O.S and didn’t tell us much. We made sure to stay true to the pattern of the original material that we carefully skinned and we winged it where we had to. On top of new fabric we also redid the wood.

Below is out story of our first reuphols…silly word. By they way, we still dumpster dive.

The original

The original.

And the after shot

And the after shot. Dayamn!

Threadbare and faded

The ol’ girl was threadbare and faded. You tell yourself it is just aged and charming, but really it just looks like dookie

The wood was looking pretty crappy as well
The wood was looking pretty crappy as well

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At this point we hoped we knew what we had gotten ourselves into

At this point we hoped we knew what we had gotten ourselves into.

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If we learned anything from my   Brake jobpost a long time ago, it is that certain jobs call for cetrain socks

If we learned anything from my Brake job post a long time ago, it is that certain jobs call for certain socks.

A late night, low light shot. Almost done.

A late night, low light shot. Almost done.

An arm all sanded down

Part of a leg all sanded down.

old vs new

Old vs new. Bottom one is restained and ready for varnish.

All done.

New fabric on, Wood redone.

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In place and ready for another 40 years of asses.

In place and ready for another 40 years of asses.

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3 responses to “Chair reupholstery

  1. kevin 'the duke' meier

    i need to get my ass over to your place and try that chair out for myself! great choice of fabric, it looks better than new. who knew? gnu. there i said it.

  2. Great job!

  3. Love, Love, Love the reupholstered chair and ottoman.

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