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Topic: From "Death Chair" to "Bad@$$ Rockstar Chair"  (Read 13512 times)
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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!
« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 06:42:26 AM »

awesome job! and it looks like it's kitty approved.

« 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 »

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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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