Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Adding Furniture Reupholsterer To My Resume

After going two weekends without doing any crafting or sewing, I have been making up for lost time like a maniac this week. It is pretty exhilarating to be checking off projects from my to-do list. This evening's adventure involved recovering my chairs with some new fabric from Anna Maria Horner's new Drawing Room line of fabric.

The chairs turned out better than I could have hoped and the recovering process wasn't nearly as scary as I thought it would be. I left David in charge of removing the staples while I ran over to my neighbor's place to borrow his staple gun (Hi Harry!). It took about two hours from start to finish, which included a lot of fussing in the beginning - I blame the nerves.

Here are the Before pictures. As you can see, the seat fabric is pretty tired. The cream fabric started out pretty cute, but the light color couldn't hold up to all the tushies sitting on it but it was able to hold on long enough for me to find the right replacement.

And here are the After pictures!

And now I must finish the second bedroom/office. The new fabric is just too cute for the ugly rug and bad paint job. How did I just add two more things to my to-do list?


Rebekah C said...

yay! they look absolutely fabulous! I told you it wouldn't be too hard, didn't I?

And, good news on the painting front...I skipped my reading for the evening and finished painting the guest room...even put the plate covers back on. Now, I've got to make the curtains and frame some photos while I wait for the blocks to come in : )

Jacquie said...

It looks great. Wonderful fabric choice. Do you do sofas? I could use someone with experience!!

n.a. said...

oh i love it!!!! very well executed. bravo!

Wendy said...

They look great! My thrifted dining chairs need new seats and I'm dreading the removal of all the old staples. Just like painting - the prep work stinks, but the actual job is fun.

No.35style said...

Love those chairs and your doors!