Here's my Dumpster Dive Challenge Entry.
Truthfully, this should have been in the dumpster or burned. It's my husband's recliner from his bachelor days that he refuses to get rid of. The upholstery is a crusty old beige cord. There were little holes all over the fabric, along with one massive one that is more than obvious.
But he loves it. He sits in it every day and before we got our Sleep Number bed, he often would sleep in in it. Now it sits in our office with a Devil's Rejects throw blanket hiding the worst.
A couple of years ago, I stumbled upon a jeans covered recliner here on craftster. That's when I knew I wanted to recover DH's recliner, and vowed that when I had collected enough old jeans it would happen.
Fast forward to April 2011, I finally had enough jeans! I cut 2 different size blocks, 5"x5" and 10"x10" and began piecing them together. This was the most time consuming and back breaking part of the construction.
I then took an old bed sheet and turned the recliner on it's side to get a pattern. I could have removed the old fabric and made a pattern from it, but it is such a poor condition I feared it would be more hassle than it's worth.
After many hours of cutting and sewing and stapling and hot-glue, on June 4th it was finally done!
There's even pockets on the side for whatever he wants to stuff in there!
And my Grand total spent on this project? Nada, zip, zero, nothing. I already had the supplies in my craft bin, and my husband's recliner has been saved from the landfill.
And my husband's reaction when he saw the finished product? "YOU RUINED MY RECLINER!"
haha, he was just kidding and he loves it too.