Tuesday, May 5, 2009

My new favorite chair



It took me 8hrs to reupholster this chair. I wish I had a pic of how it looked before I was done with it. It had a nasty rainbow stripe fabric and it was painted a dirty cream color. The first thing I did was painted a high gloss white, once it was dry I started my little adventure. I have never reupholster a chair in my life and let me tell you it is very tricky but I had a blast. The fabric is from Ikea, very inexpensive. I have about a yard of fabric left and I think I am going to make it a headboard for my guest bedroom. Now, this beauty seats in a corner in our master bedroom and it makes me happy every time I look at it. It might not be a professional job but is good enough and we were able to save around $400 on the reupholstering. Thanks mom for my new favorite chair.

4 comments:

HappyMedium said...

Excellent job on the chair. I love your fabric and paint choices, as well as the style of the chair frame.

Oonafey said...

You did a lovely job! The chair looks wonderful and I love the fabric...

Infarrantly Creative said...

I am pretty much in love with this chair also. WOW

ann said...

Hey can you tell me how you reupholstered your beaut chair--or link to where you found out how to do it? A agree I do not want to spend 300-400 on professional reupholstery--even if it is my grandmas chair! (shame on me)