Inspired by Justforme's sofa project, I tore into a chair I've been meaning to tackle for a long time.
First, the before. I'm sorry it's a little blurry. Unfortunately, it's the only picture I have that fully captures the rattiness I started with. I love the shape, but by the time this picture was taken, the chair was frightening.
And now, for the afters.
There are lots of problems with it, and things that I'll do differently on my next upholstery project, but I have to say that for a first try, I'm pretty darn delighted. I love the fabric, and I'm pretty tickled by the big lime green buttons. The back of the chair was harder than I expected it would be, what with all of the cording and it turned out much better than I could have hoped for.
I can't wait to tackle my next project-- the sofas are sitting in my living room just waiting for me to pick out fabric and get started. Wheee, this is fun!
And justforme, thanks for posting your sofa. If you hadn't, I may well have spent my whole life looking at that chair and being too afraid to work on it.Updated to add:
Thanks for all of the nice comments. Y'all make me feel all warm and fuzzy inside.
And here are a couple more pictures, as requested:
The back of the chair:
A close up of the buttons and piping:
And an extreme close up of the buttons and piping: