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« on: November 22, 2009 06:14:01 PM »

When my boyfriend and I moved into our house, we found a chair in the basement that the previous owner probably bought with the house back in the 1960s. I've been using a kneeler chair since college and was in desperate need for a new one. So I had my boyfriend pull it out of the basement and I went to town on it! Honestly, I was just excited to use a staple gun!

Here it is as we found it, white spots included (Huh)


All the darned staples I pulled out. This does not include all the ones I had to get rid of when the cats discovered them...haha


And here it is complete!


And a close up of the buttons and the actual fabric:


And here's the chair in its new home! You can hardly tell with this picture, but it goes REALLY well with my colonial writing desk. Much better than any off-the-shelf chair I could have gotten!


Thanks for checking it out!  Grin
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« Reply #1 on: November 22, 2009 06:28:10 PM »

The full shots don't do the fabric justice- it's so pretty! Good job!
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« Reply #2 on: November 22, 2009 06:41:10 PM »

This looks great! I've always been so nervous to try reupolstry.
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« Reply #3 on: November 22, 2009 09:02:26 PM »

It looks great. Love the close up of the fabric and button.

I agree with pixieval about being afraid to tackle a reupolstry job. I have my late grandfather's recliner that could use a new look but don't want to mess it up.
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« Reply #4 on: November 22, 2009 10:28:16 PM »

Wow! What a great recon! I love the fabric, so beautiful.
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« Reply #5 on: November 22, 2009 11:00:49 PM »

Ooooh! Spiffy! Good job.

I've always wanted to be able to do upholstery.
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« Reply #6 on: November 24, 2009 07:52:23 AM »

Thanks for the great comments everyone!  Cheesy

This was my first time reupholstering something, but I'm nowhere near an expert. From what I've gathered though, the trick is just taking it apart. Once it's apart you'll see how easy the object is to resurface. The seat back was the worst for us, it took us about twenty minutes and a maglight to figure out how it came apart. But once the whole chair was in pieces it was REALLY easy to recover and put back together!
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« Reply #7 on: November 24, 2009 10:55:02 PM »

I love this! I have a nasty office chair I need to recover. I just don't know if I have the mind set to do it right now!
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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2009 09:27:11 PM »

great job.  i did the same for one of six chairs for my dining room table!!
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