1.20.2009

Chairs, Chairs, and More Chairs!

Wow! I didn't realize how much work goes into reupholstering until this last chair project I decided to undertake. I thought reupholstering would be a great thing to learn so I could always feel a little bit more confident when wanting to purchase certain items of furniture.. but boy oh boy, I don't know if I will ever do another chair like this one again! Thank goodness for an extremely talented and patient mother-in-law (and husband!) who helped with the entire process!

Chair #1
BEFORE:

DURING:



We took the ugly (yes, ugly.. as ugly as it gets) material from off the cushion and went to use it as a pattern for the new fabric and as soon as we turned our backs for one minute, look who turned our project into a cozy little retreat!
AFTER:






CHAIR #2 BEFORE:


AFTER:



And it looks like Winston found a better spot to nap... no wonder our strawberries are totally dead right now!! Little rascal...

19 comments:

tales from an O.C. cottage said...

Sooooooooooooo awesome!!!!!!!

M ^..^

Shana said...

They look great - such beautiful fabric. I'm very impressed with all of your talents. I could never attempt reupholstering anything. It's also cute that your hubby helped out. :)

Elyse said...

GASP GASP GASP!!!

BEAUTIFUL

what vision you have!!!

(and this from a girl who generally sticks to typing in the lower case)

xo

ROSE VINE COTTAGE said...

Oh they look sooooo pretty!! You guys did such a good job, I love the material you used(; I can't wait to see more!
Hugs~Kelly

Sophee-a Laroo Bijoux and Sheri too said...

WOWZER!!!! Did someone sew your pillows and how did you do the piping to finish it off?

Beautiful...a lot of work but so lovely :)

A Thing for Roses said...

You did a fabulous job on those chairs. They are lovely!

Lisa

Priscila said...

looks amazing!!! Love the fabric...also love the doggies tummy!!! I just want to scratch it hahaha

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Those turned out beautifully! :)
~Becca~

Joy said...

What a gorgeous before and after! That fabric is divine.

Holly said...

Oo- la-la! Sooo pretty! I've never been brave enough to try re- upholstering something and now you talked me right out of it! Ha-ha! I'm glad you were brave enough, though!

I Saw you over at Priscila's and thought I'd come say "Hi!"

We met before through my devotional blog but now I have a girl blog, too. Hope you can come see me sometime.

~ ♥ ♥ ~

Cindy ~ My Romantic Home said...

Wow!!! That looks great! I love the fabric! That would look great in my home!

TattingChic said...

You've done a beautiful job on both chairs! I'm especially lovin' that French style chair! I have one just like that and it needs reupholstering in a big way!
Thank you for entering the giveaway! Good luck to you! :)

Maison Douce said...

Love the transformation!! I'm seriously thinking about taking an upholstery class... Is it hard?
Isabel

~*Jenn*~ said...

What a fabulous job!!! Those chairs look amazing, I've always wanted to recover but am always afraid I'm going to ruin the entire chair with my reupholstering lack of knowledge.

Thanks for sharing!

Shannon @ Silver Trappings said...

Wow! Those chairs are ab.so.lutely gorgeous!! I love that fabric. And you did an amazing job!

diana4art said...

Wow! What a fab job the four of you did! (I included Winston!) Bravo!
Diana

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

Those are incredible transformations! Really beautiful. Do you have any idea how much money you could make doing that for other people? I bet a lot!

Kady

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Jennifer said...

may have been a lot of work, but look at the results! Lovely fabric! And thanks for including the dog pictures...if there is one thing animals can show us, it is how to find the comfiest spots to sleep!