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« on: August 21, 2010 03:10:26 AM »

A while ago i moved in with my boyfriend and some friends to some kind of student apartment(we're all finishing our university degrees and work but still don't earn enough money to live in separate apartments). anyway, after a long period of apartment searching we found this one apartment that doesn't have the perfect location, but it's cheap and the best part is that it was more or less furnished and the owners are great. One of the best pieces for furniture was an old ugly chair that was really comfortable and i immediately fell in  love with it. I really wanted to do some upholstery projects but while i was living at my parents there wasn't any furniture that they would allow me to experiment with;D. so you can see how this chair added a lot of extra points to the apartment:)

i'm not really skilled at sewing yet and i didn't do it the way it's supposed to be done (for instance i didn't even sew two different covers for the lower part that is actually made up of two different pillows, i just made one cover.) but i still love it. and luckily my flatmates like it too:)

to The picture (i don't have a before picture, just imagine ugly dirty gray fabric):

i simply love Ikea fabric:)
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« Reply #1 on: August 21, 2010 06:28:49 AM »

This is FABULOUS! I'm luvin' the fabric you chose. I'm sure your flatmates were too thrilled to have "old ugly" turned into this!

I completely reupholstered a hide-a-bed sofa a couple of years back (17 pieces to the back alone!), and I researched the topic to death before I started. And y'know what I learned? There is NO "way it's supposed to be done." Do you have any idea how often a glue gun is used in upholstery?! As long is the final product looks as GREAT as yours does, THAT is the "way it's supposed to be done!" Those two different pillows are simply YOUR original design and no one needs to think otherwise!

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« Reply #2 on: August 21, 2010 06:48:25 AM »

Excellent!!  I'm loving the fabric too - great work!

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« Reply #3 on: August 21, 2010 09:49:47 AM »

Great work! That fabric is just rockin' and really works with the cool lines of the chair.

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« Reply #4 on: August 21, 2010 12:16:45 PM »

thank you so much! it was sooooooo hard to choose fabric, especially in Ikea. They sell so many great designs... I was afraid that the frabic would be too funky and colorfull, especially since our living room looks like every socialistic lining room from the seventies (beige, brown color scheme), but everyone says its great;)

@suzequz: wow a whole sofa! you are really brave. i would probably strat something like that and give up somwhere in the middle, i usually get frustrated quite easily and scream and cry and that just leave everything:) but i still hope that once i get my own place (if that ever happens) i'll find awesome old furniture and renew everything. not only coz it's cheaper, it's more personal:)

« Reply #5 on: August 21, 2010 06:35:33 PM »

Good for you - for some reason this post reminded me of a show I used to watch religiously - "The Furniture Guys"- they're not on anymore, but they have a website - maybe some good info for your future furniture endeavors.


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« Reply #6 on: August 22, 2010 06:21:08 AM »

Great job!  You should look for more projects - you seem to have an affinity for it.
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010 11:58:08 PM »

Damn, that's a good chair! I love it! As soon as I saw the thumbnail I thought, "That's IKEA fabric." Smiley I was just looking at the pattern the other day. Makes the chair look like a modern art piece. Kudos!

« Reply #8 on: August 30, 2010 07:14:45 PM »

I love this, lots. I'm getting ready to move out of my parents house and I can't wait to revamp some old stuff... I need learn how to rehopolester though!
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2010 04:43:11 AM »

The chair is great!
And i love the fabric, IKEA has so many nice ones. I just bought one for a pillow and I'm planning to buy lots more to decorate my new room in a student apartment. The best part is that IKEA is directly in my city that I'm moving to.  Grin
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