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

  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...

  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 just about killed us so I admire you!
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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!!

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

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

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

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

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

    Sarah @ Backwoods Babies

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