Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Paisley Prism: More Adventures in Upholstery

Not long ago, I posted a chair that I had recovered and said it was probably the first and last chair I would upholster. I know, I know, never say never. But, when I saw this one at an estate sale, it didn't look as though the difficulty level would be as high!

The chair was in great condition except for this stain...
Plus, I wasn't fond of the fabric.
So, why not try recovering just one more chair?

I started by removing the fabric underneath the chair to unscrew the seat from the chair...

Once the seat was removed, I pulled off the cording...

Then I pulled off the fabric...

I gave the dark wood a coat of paint I had leftover from an old project.


For the front of the chair, I used the fabric that I had removed to make a pattern. But for the back, I found that it worked better to staple on a larger piece of fabric then cut away the excess. The fabric I chose is called Paisley Prism by Waverly.


Some of the staples had to hammered in a little.

I covered the staples with trim using E6000.


Once the trim was on, I covered the seat
 and screwed it back onto the chair.



 After finishing this upholstered chair, I will NOT say that I will never recover a chair. As a matter of fact, I'm pretty sure that I will tackle another. After all, practice makes perfect!


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13 comments:

  1. I love, love, love the colors you chose! Great job!

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  2. It looks wonderful, you did a great job. That paisley fabric is fantastic! I've been trying to get up enough guts to try reupholstering my couch. Maybe I should start with a chair...

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  3. OMG...I love how this chair came out. The colors are perfect! You did an amazing job. I blogged about a chair my sister and I reupholstered at our Mom's house back in March...it just about killed us so I admire you!
    New follower,
    Cheryl

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  4. Can I just say how much I appreciate you explaining and showing just how you did the upholstery? I love the fabric and paint color -- and using the braid to cover the edge is perfect. Thanks for sharing!!

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  5. Lovely! You did an amazing job and the fabric is just awesome.
    Thanks for sharing the steps.
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  6. Your chair looks great and you did a FAB job! Love it!

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  7. Fabulous!! love the colour and the fabric. Thank you for sharing :)
    Clarissa xo

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  8. Get out! Absolutely stunning transformation! Thanks for sharing on Sunday FUNday!

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  9. That is beyond cool. I have an intense love of paisleys.

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

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