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1  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Re-upholstery project: from yuck to yummy on: March 17, 2015 08:49:43 AM
And once again, we are moving, this time into a bigger home. And of course, that's the perfect opportunity to get out my stapler and start some new projects.

The first one is this little no-wingback-chair, which was in a really awful condition. After stripping it blank, it got was not that hard to get it done, except for the arm-parts. Because of the curve I had to get out the sewing machine, kinda tricky, but doable.

So now it is finished and I'm kinda happy how it turned out.

Hope you'll like it, any comments and criticisms are highly welcome!  Cheesy




2  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Another reupholstery - this time: a sofa on: January 15, 2014 12:33:13 PM
Hello there!

After being really tired of everything involving a staplegun for a few months, the fever got me again.

This old, beaten up, white sofa was full of stains and scratched open by multiple cats (or maybe one or to tigers, who knows Cheesy ) but I had a vision.

It was my first upholstery where I had to actually sew parts together before stapling, but it still turned out pretty cool.
I even had to make my own binding, using bias strips and laundry line  Grin






I'd love to hear what you think! Thanks for looking.

3  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Quick and easy lamp makeover on: October 03, 2013 08:59:59 AM
So I found this beautiful and well-written tutorial at the "House of Smiths" (http://www.thehouseofsmiths.com/2010/05/shade-of-many-covers.html) on how to give an old lampshade a quick makeover. So I gave it a try today and it worked really well.



Thanks so much for looking!
4  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Color! Another Reupholstery project on: September 23, 2013 10:49:12 AM
So... here is another one, which was quite challenging. My stapler broke, my glue gun broke, my fingers bled... but I've made it. I wanted to use a really neat fabric with geographic prints, but they were stretchy so I had to strip it again. After that I've decided to just use a really vibrant color and ended up with this hot pink. (I've got another one of the chairs which will become a really cool green... but that's another story for the future)


Thanks for looking! Comments & criticisms are highly welcome.
5  HOME SWEET HOME / Interior Decorating: Completed Projects / Livingroom - and there is nothing store-bougth exept for the TV and the carpet! on: June 23, 2013 08:56:12 AM
As some of you may have seen, I was very busy over the past few months refurbishing, reupholstering and painting...well... everything I got in my hands. I showed some of my projects here before (i.e. http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=423198.0#axzz2X3RvAyfl or http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=422564.0), but some of the items are new for you. I found them at thriftshops, on ebay... you name it.

So long talk short, here we go:









Thanks for looking! Off I am to new projects...  Grin
6  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Wingback chair - it's painted! It's reupholstered! It's both! on: May 11, 2013 12:23:29 PM
Ok, and another one. I promise, I'm done soon Cheesy

This one was actually quite hard. For starters, we had to saw (!) off the legs just to get it in. It is really quite huge - but oh so comfy. It came with some problems, for example the cushion, which was in a really bad shape. On the outer sides it had some rips and holes.

Since I really wanted to try out the technique of painting a chair, this was the perfect opportunity to make both: so I painted the good parts, changed the bad parts and painted them, too. At last I made my first boxed cushion, even with piping, which was a total first for me - and worked much better than I'd have expected.

So here we go:





"Hey look, I've got a throne!"



Thanks so much for looking!  Cheesy
7  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Fifties cocktail chair reupholstered on: May 05, 2013 11:44:50 AM
... I just can't stop, can I?  Grin I found this one on ebay for only 5 bucks - but it was in a really bad shape. The whole back was broken - but thanks to my husband and a friend, we got it nice, smooth and secure again.

I used this beautiful upholstery-fabric with prints of Marilyn and Audrey - two of my all-time icons. It doesn't really go with the rest of the things I made, which is why it will probably be given away to a friend (or maybe I'll just put it... somewhere.  Grin )

So here we go:





Thanks so much for looking!
8  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General / Tufted Chippendale Settee reupholstered - Craziness galore! on: May 01, 2013 10:17:41 AM
I made it! I really made it! Never in a million years I would have guessed, that I could reupholster this old settee. It was pretty aweseome already (and in excellent condition, which made it much easier for me), but it didn't go with my color palet. Plus it was a bit "old lady" style (no pun intended). So here it comes:



I painted the gimp with fabric paint to get that vibrant color, which makes the whole thing perfect for me. I really don't want to brag, but I'm really happy with the outcome.

Thanks so much for looking!
9  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Refurbished pair of coffee tables on: April 11, 2013 09:44:33 AM
After my attempt to reupholster two fifties chairs, I found these two coffee tables / magazine holder and decided that they really needed an update, too.

I painted them white and turquoise and put some oilcloth on top. So it is washable and very durable. It was a very easy project that I've quite enjoyed - and I totally love the outcome.

So, let's start Cheesy



A closer look of the oilcloth:



This was the original. Yucks, right? Cheesy



I forgot to take a picture of the magazine holder before, but it looked just like the other one.

And one last one together with my new chairs.  Cheesy



Thanks for looking! I would love to hear what you think. Smiley
10  HOME SWEET HOME / Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed / Fifties chair reupholstered *updated* with table on: March 29, 2013 04:43:44 AM
I found two of these beautiful chairs from the fifties at a garage sale (both for 15 bucks!) and decided to give them a makeover and a new home. So here is the first one, painted in white and covered with a Riley Blake fabric. I am totally in love with it - and it beeing my first "real" reupholstery job  - kind of proud.





Thanks for looking and happy easter, anyone!  Cheesy

EDIT: So, this is the whole set. I painted the small table and gave it a nice smooth oilcloth-cover to cover up the *OMGTHISISSOBAD*-surface. Cheesy





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