Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Musical Chairs

I have an addiction to reupholstery now!  I found this beauty in the classifieds and fell in love with the legs - I had a vision!

BEFORE:

AFTER:

Using the same process as before (click here to see) I simply covered the old ugly fabric with new using a staple gun.  As you can see I covered the wood "detail" on the wings of the chair with batting and then covered it with fabric.  The grey fabric I got here (I used about 3.5 yards of it), and the blue linen fabric I found at Jo-ann's (I used about 2.5 yards).  I was able to do all the stapling myself but called on a friend to help me out with sewing the cushion cover, she did a superb job!




I chose to put a different fabric on the sides and back for a fun contrast, that also meant that I had some ugly staples along the outside of the wing that were visible but that was fixed with some piping.














BEFORE:
My family room had all the same leather furniture and I knew I needed to break that up - so the chair was replaced.  The large "M" monogram pillow from my couch moved to my new wingback. 

 AFTER:


 Notice below my cute new bike pillow I found at Homegoods!?


BEFORE:
This back corner was bare.....


AFTER:
The leather chair and green pouf have a new home!


Total cost on the wingback was around $150.  I'm happy with how it turned out and how the whole family room looks now!




10 comments:

  1. How did you attach the piping? Did you sew it, or gluegun it? It looks AWESOME, and you may have given me the courage to tackle my chair!

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    1. I attached the piping with the staple gun as well, for the most part it naturally folds over the staples to hide them. In a couple spots I had to use fabric glue to help it lay down. Good luck with your chair!

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  2. Amy, you are so skilled. I have yet to try this, but I am very impressed with your courage and raw talent. I have shared your blog with some friends.

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  3. Great job! I just got a $12 winged chair from goodwill and yours has given me hope I can cover it! Thankyou.

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  4. Genius!!! Sublime hope for beautiful thrift store and antique finds that have good bones and old, awful fabric!!!

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  5. the chair looks awesome! how did you do the cushion? Did you staple to the edge of the original piping, then cut it and use the new piping to cover the staples?

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  6. I actually gave the cushion to a good friend of mine that is an excellent seamstress and she sewed a slipcover for me! I knew I couldn't make it look that good - sorry I can't give tips on that. She did remove the old cushion's piping and then covered it with the new fabric to make it new piping :) For the rest of the chair I didn't bother removing the old piping, I just covered it all up with fabric, then hid the staples with the new piping.

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  7. Love the chair. May tackle mine now! Off topic...what color gray is that on the wall? I am having such a hard time finding the "right" gray! Thanks

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