I'm not sure if I should post here, since technically, it's not complete yet, but here's my first upholstery project.
I've had this chair for years, which I rescued after someone put it on the curb. Ten years, in fact. I loved the lines and kept telling myself "One of these days...one of these days..."
That day finally arrived at the end of January when something got into me and I actually worked on it. I found a great tute at Design sponge here:http://www.designsponge.com/2011/08/upholstery-basics-constructing-coil-seats-part-i.html
This is what the sad thing looked like at the beginning.
Stripped down to the bones. In case you're thinking of doing this I have some advice: get the proper tools to remove the staples, unlike me. OUCH!
The website I went to said I needed a webbing stretcher in order to get the webbing as tight as possible, but I didn't have one. Guess what I used?
I used a board with nails sticking out of it, which I had around the house. Why? I have no idea! HAHAHA
It worked great, too.
The seat base is woven.
This edge of foam helps the seat have a rounder appearance, but I didn't have the right kind. Solution: I cut foam, folded in half and stapled into place.
Foam on seat covered with burlap. Next step is batting.
Batting is on and it's ready for the final fabric.
Almost done. I still need to sew the cushion and add trim to cover the staples, but it's getting there.
He's already stalking his new scratching post.
I'll post when I make the seat cushion and add the trim. Thanks for looking!