Next Project: reupholstering!

i’m super excited about my next big project: reupholstering the $40 chair I bought down the street from my house.

I love the shape, but the fabric just isn’t that great, and looks kind of faded and dirty (you can’t tell from the photo)… So I found this fabric in clearance at joann’s for $8/yard!! All the other ones I liked were around $30/yd so this one was perfect!

Based on this super helpful article from Apartment Therapy, I knew I needed 5.5 yards


Here’s when I tried to get an idea of what it would look like in the room….

Sooo I started this back in February and haven’t gotten very far… Which means I haven’t been able to sit in my nice chair ?


I’ve been inspired by Society Social to use a contrast piping. I think I’ll go with grey and paint the legs white like this pic:
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While I’ll be doing my own tutorial through the process, these are my two favorites that I’ve found and I’ll be looking to for instruction:


Can’t wait to show you the progress and have it back in my living room….






1 Comment

  1. March 19, 2015 / 6:24 pm

    A well meant tip!
    Before you start taking your chair apart,go buy yourself a Kobalt tack puller at Lowe’s for $6.99. I have had my tack puller for 20 years and it is my all time favorite tool as it really saves your hands when doing upholstery projects. Also is great for canvasses for artwork. I like to carefully take the fabric off of the furniture piece and then use the old pieces as patterns to cut my new pieces. Happy upholstery! Am looking forward to seeing your pics!