Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Reupholstering for Dummies

There are so many projects to get done around here, and so little motivation! A lot of that has to do with the projects that I don't really know how to do...the intimidation factor has a way of slowing you down. Fortunately, this reupholstery project was as easy as I had heard! I hope that gives me motivations for the 1520 other projects left on my to do list.

I got the chair from Goodwill for about $10. The heavy-duty fabric was much pricier, but I got it for 60% off at Calico Corners, and I'll (hopefully) use the rest of the bolt end to make a lumbar pillow or a throw pillow. It only took a screwdriver, a staple gun, and about an hour of my time.

I can't believe I forgot to take a before picture, but it was a dusty-rose brocade, which is why no one else had snatched it up, I think. I didn't even rip the old brocade off...I just put the foam and new fabric right on top.

I don't know about you, but I'm all about makeover projects that take less than a naptime to complete :)
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6 comments:

Becca said...

really nice, Terri! I bet you're loving the freedom to decorate your own home. I'd love to come check it out :) (like, this week please!).

Anonymous said...

That's really beautiful! I like the fabric a lot.
Using almost the exact same skills, you can also make yourself a nice fabric headboard. I did this a few years back, and we still love it.

-Susan

Scott and Lisa said...

love that, terri. :)

Anonymous said...

I always forget before pictures!
- AJ

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Ivy Mom said...

Love the fabric. Nice work!