One Chair Done


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5 comments on One Chair Done

  1. Lindsey
    March 9, 2012 at 8:23 pm (5 years ago)

    Wow, I am WAY impressed!

  2. Mel
    March 11, 2012 at 3:02 pm (5 years ago)

    I have some pink floral wingback chairs that I need to reupholster. Was there a tutorial or any website that helped you decide to tackle this project? Your chair turned out great! Any tips or suggestions for someone like me?

  3. Carrie
    March 11, 2012 at 10:28 pm (5 years ago)

    oh it looks SO good. That was brave to tackle that kind of an upholstery project. I haven’t ever tried the paint, but I’m with you thinking that new fresh clean fabric is a great thing. I suppose if the old fabric were still in good condition it might be worth a try. The worst thing that could happen is that you don’t like it and then just reupholster over it. Good work!

  4. Manda
    March 12, 2012 at 10:28 am (5 years ago)

    Mel-

    Here are some pins that I had looked at…

    http://pinterest.com/pin/277956608221346224/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/277956608221346237/
    http://pinterest.com/pin/277956608221288350/

    But honestly, as you take your chair apart you learn how it goes together piece by piece. Start with the underside. You can tell what layer is first to come off… it will be the last to go on. Write down a detailed list of what comes off and in what order. Take pictures of the difficult parts. Once you have all of the fabric off you can lay it out and tell how much yardage you’ll need. A wingback chair takes about 5 1/2 to 6 yards of fabric. I reused all the piping and metal jaw parts. I borrowed my dad’s electric staple gun but other than that you should have all the tools you’ll need.

  5. Lanna
    March 13, 2012 at 2:50 am (5 years ago)

    I wouldn’t paint a chair. Maybe it’s just my kids. But they spill crap everywhere (you don’t want to know all the things I’ve had to douse in Bacout!) and it’ll get wet/need scrubbed at some point.

    The re-upholstered one really does look nice though. :)