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« on: June 04, 2008 12:44:32 AM »

About 4 years ago my sister showed up on my doorstep with two of the most ugly, yet comfortable chairs. They got dubbed the "Death Chairs" because I would commonly sit in one and fall asleep so soundly that no one could wake me up. I bought fabric to recover them however being a busy single mom I really didn't have the time to take on such a project. So, 1 queen size fitted sheet with a couple holes compliments of the cats became the temporary cover. One chair eventually got sent to Goodwill but because of the hole in the arm and the cigarette burn in the seat cushion, this chair had to stay behind. Now I am so glad it did!

   

I got to this point in the reupholstering process when I found out that I hadn't bought enough fabric (3 years ago) to cover the whole thing. So, we hopped in the car and went for a drive to 5 (yes 5!) different places only to discover that no one has ever seen this fabric before. Ok, time to improvise...



We ended up using the leopard print fabric to cover the two lower sides and the back of the chair. That fabric was originally intended for the cushion only but I think that it really helped to tie the whole thing together.





And now for the action shot!



So, keep in mind that I have only been sewing for 6 months and I have never reupholstered anything before, what do you think?

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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 01:08:23 AM »

That is an awesome chair!  Fantastic work!

This is your first upholstery project? wow! That helps give me the confidence I will need to tackle a tub chair reupholstering project I have been putting off.
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 04:02:51 AM »

This chair is completely and totally rockin'!!!  Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 05:06:48 AM »

You did a fabulous job! Very impressive!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 06:42:26 AM »

awesome job! and it looks like it's kitty approved.
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008 06:47:33 AM »

Wow awesome job!
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« Reply #6 on: June 04, 2008 06:50:14 AM »

So Cool!
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« Reply #7 on: June 04, 2008 06:51:02 AM »

WOW! I love it. Honestly, you did an awesome job. I've been sewing for about 5 years and I still can't figure out how to upholster anything...  Undecided
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008 07:32:20 AM »

wow i love this ! im looking at my chairs as i type,,..... mmmmm could be a weekend of work Wink
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« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008 08:27:13 AM »

That is awesome!!!!!
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« Reply #10 on: June 04, 2008 08:56:26 AM »

I've had the same experience (running out of fabric and having to improvise). It ends up making the piece look designer. You did a great job! The chair looks soooo comfy with that soft fabric too!
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« Reply #11 on: June 04, 2008 09:14:51 AM »

Amazing job! Cheesy It looks very professional! And super comfortable Grin

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« Reply #12 on: June 04, 2008 09:36:09 AM »

oooh I love what you did to this chair. I have one that is the same style, only burgundy. hmmmmmm I may have to do something like this to my chair.
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« Reply #13 on: June 04, 2008 09:59:12 AM »

That looks great, I love the fabric choice.
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« Reply #14 on: June 04, 2008 10:02:52 AM »

Bravo! Well done!

Upholstery is not for the fainthearted!
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« Reply #15 on: June 04, 2008 01:52:28 PM »

Absolutely fantastic!!  Glad you had the confidence to tackle this.....it's really very rewarding (needless to say very time consuming too).  Whenever I've finished upholstering something, I always say to myself that I'll never do that again....but....I always end up doing another one.

Congrats on such a fabulous chair and I agree with other posters about the two fabrics - they are such a great combination.   Cool
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« Reply #16 on: June 04, 2008 02:26:26 PM »

Fan-freaking-tastic!
Are ppl able to wake up in that chair now?  Tongue
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« Reply #17 on: June 05, 2008 06:57:06 AM »

the two different fabrics make it look so cool! i'm inspired now!
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« Reply #18 on: June 05, 2008 12:58:20 PM »

This rocks, I love how you used the print on the side of the chair.
Haha, in the last picture the kitty looks like he's about to pounce on you!
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« Reply #19 on: June 05, 2008 01:19:25 PM »

Haha, in the last picture the kitty looks like he's about to pounce on you!

Actually I think that was more the look of "Oh crap, she caught me!"

Thanks for all the positive feedback! We had so much fun re-inventing an old friend!....as I sit in it typing this post.....
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« Reply #20 on: June 05, 2008 06:38:04 PM »

It's look like more comfortable.
and I ask the GOD bless your kid.
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« Reply #21 on: June 06, 2008 09:21:30 AM »

great job
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« Reply #22 on: June 20, 2008 11:19:23 PM »

great job..i love it!
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