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« Reply #10 on: July 06, 2011 06:57:36 AM »

I want this chair!!!! Just sayin'... Grin You did an awesome job!

Thank you very much! Smiley

It looks so nice. I would be scared to sit in it. Very elegant.

I was! lol! I did give it a try though and it's actually very comfortable! But for now it's going to live in the corner of the dining room, without any butts visiting it for awhile! Wink haha
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« Reply #11 on: July 06, 2011 05:22:16 PM »

Love it!!!!!!

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« Reply #12 on: July 06, 2011 07:08:14 PM »

You have no idea how BADLY I want that chair.
It looks stunning <3
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« Reply #13 on: July 07, 2011 12:48:13 AM »

This looks lovely, do you have any training in re-upholstery?
I am currently doing an apprenticeship in upholstery and know how many specialist tools you need to do the job properly!! It's a nightmare huh!!
Did you retack it or staple?
And how old was the chair? Sorry for all the Q's, am just curious!!!!!
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« Reply #14 on: July 07, 2011 10:46:55 AM »

This looks great! Did you put in new black nails? How did you attach the fabric?
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« Reply #15 on: July 07, 2011 10:49:03 AM »

Thanks again, everyone! I really love all the comments! Smiley


mrs17- I have no training at all! Smiley I would love to take classes, but as of right now there's no plans for that. I didn't use ANY special tools! I googled for basic techniques and decided that a pair of wire clippers and a flat head screw driver were good enough to remove all of the tacks (worked like a charm too!), and then I DID at first buy new tacks to replace them but the store didn't have enough so I ended up scrapping that idea. For the ones I did replace, I didn't use a rubber mallet. I took my regular hammer and taped a few layers of scrap fabric to the head of it and hammered them in place. To my surprise, that also worked! It didn't damage the tacks at all.

As for the age- it's not actually that old! I don't know the age for sure, it's been thrifted and yard saled often I think. My mom's had it for at least 7 or 8 years. The overall value of it is no more than $80 I believe.

busy_lizzy- I opted not to do the new tacks, I couldn't get enough from the local store and ultimately I would have ended up spending over $100 on tacks alone- which was not part of my plan Wink I attached the fabric with my trusty staple gun
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« Reply #16 on: July 07, 2011 10:27:31 PM »

*drools* I bet your mom regrets giving it up now!
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« Reply #17 on: July 08, 2011 07:50:17 AM »

wow, this looks AWESOME! Reupholstery is such a mystery to me, I am in awe of your skills and patience!
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« Reply #18 on: July 08, 2011 09:58:42 AM »

Gorgeous!
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« Reply #19 on: July 08, 2011 02:56:11 PM »

Love it - it looks fantastic.  Love the dramatic feel of it.
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