Archive for the ‘Reupholstering’ Category

Upholstered Chair Detail

I used the rest of this week to finish up that upholstered chair I was working on over the weekend, and it looks amazing!  I love the fabric, and it goes so much better in the room!  The living room now has the grey loveseat that I recovered a while back, and three yellow chairs.  I feel like I am getting closer and closer to having this place just right.

Next on my list is to make pillow cases to cover some bright red pillows I currently have on the loveseat.  Now that I have recovered this red chair in yellow, I don’t think the pillows go with the room anymore.

Upholstered Chair

When I think back on the two upholstering projects I have worked on, I realize that maybe I should have started with this one instead of the loveseat.  This project went so smoothly, as the upholstery is very simple and basically a “slipcover” to begin with, so there was no stapling, hammering, or changing padding involved.  If you ever consider re-upholstering any of your furniture, I recommend starting with something small and basic, it will help boost your confidence for your bigger projects!

Have you ever done any re-upholstering?  What was your experience like?  Did you start by dipping your pinky toe in the water, or did you dive in head first?


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More upholstery

After feeling sick this week, I decided to take it a bit easy on the weekend. I did get some stuff done, though! I was able to work on reupholstering a chair that I have had for a long time, that needed a little face lift. I am still in the process of decorating our new place, and the colors in this fabric go much better with the other furniture in the room (the chair used to be red). This project is going much more smoothly than the sofa I recovered this summer…it is much smaller and much less complicated! As you can see, I have yet to sew all the pieces together, but my guess is that it will take very little time to finish this up.

What did you do this weekend…did you enjoy any Halloween festivities? Are you happy to be done with October and on to November?

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The longest work-in-progress is finished!  I started trying to recover this couch back in May.  When Mike and I decided to do it, we thought this would take a lot of work, but not too much time.  Four months later, I know that we were wrong (about the time thing, not about the work thing)!

It feels so nice to have this project done.  Our new place has not felt like home since we moved in because we haven’t really had much time to make everything nice in there.  It really feels like we have conquered a huge obstacle here.  Now I feel like I can get on with making some curtains to go on those curtain rods, and some pillows to go on the “new” couch, and maybe even a coat of paint to tone down the harsh white walls!  Ugh!  The list really never ends!

Actually, this leads me to a question I have for you…do you have any home design blogs that you really enjoy reading?  I am in desperate need of inspiration!

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