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Topic: Mmmn black checkered, red, and brass brads *Img Loaded Goodness*  (Read 2517 times)
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« on: April 24, 2007 11:36:53 PM »

Yeah so I'm redoing my room and I couldn't wait to post, this is a chair that I redid. Got it on craigslist for 10$, stripped it of its original 50's fabric and foam and spent about 20$ for material, foam, stain, brads, and batting.... Heres the results. Any comments or advice would be appreciated.



Whole view, with one of my cats on it, that love it so much I can't keep em off it. As you can tell by the hair lol



Back brad design and view of fabric, its not pinstriped just has a ridge that makes it look like it on camera.



Front brad design and you can see how I pleated to corners instead of sewing. The brads are straight its just my camera



Side brads and whatnot



Original fabric with AA battery for size comparison lol

Anyway I love it and have enough fabric left over for pillows for my bed.

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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2007 08:54:17 PM »

beautiful chair, looks like an old leather chair my grandma had and we got it and my mom recovered it, but it isn't nearly as nice as your chair.
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« Reply #2 on: April 29, 2007 05:03:07 PM »

Really classy looking! Upholstering costs so much-I'm big on the stapler method myself Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 29, 2007 09:43:05 PM »

Thanks, whats great about it is the brads cover up all the staples so it really finished it off. I'm actually looking for more things to redo now I never knew it would be this much fun.
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« Reply #4 on: April 29, 2007 10:32:52 PM »

ooh, I have this EXACT chair and I've been wanting to recover it forever.  How did you manage the top back part (with the curvy seam?)
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« Reply #5 on: April 29, 2007 11:30:42 PM »

ooh, I have this EXACT chair and I've been wanting to recover it forever.  How did you manage the top back part (with the curvy seam?)

well I cut the foam to the back pattern and just pulled the fabric over it stapled it down cut out a square, folded the edge under,  stapled it every so many inches around it and then put the brads over it.
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« Reply #6 on: April 30, 2007 01:04:26 PM »

wow, NO sewing?   Shocked  I need to try this.  I'll post pics once I get brave enough to rip apart the damn chair (and I find the right fabric)
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« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2007 03:22:27 PM »

Yeah I didn't feel like sewing it half way through same reason why all the corners are pleated.
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« Reply #8 on: May 01, 2007 05:32:22 PM »

good job! my furniture recons always turn out lumpy.  i wish there was a before picture, though Smiley
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