Saturday, July 13, 2013

DIY: Yet ANOTHER Chair Makeover! heard read that right.  I tackled my THIRD chair re-upholstery project.  This one...was...BRUTAL.  I seriously don't know if I would have attempted my second or third if this was my first.  Ya'follow?  Not sure if it was the millions of decorative brads all over the chair that had to be removed; or the many layers of fabric over lapping each other like an onion; or if it was the gross hamster bed batting that filled in the gaps.  Y'all...this stuff was a dream come true for any rodent's den:  sawdust, sticks and cotton mix. Yuck.  In all honesty, I don't really mind projects like this because I count it as a massive learning tool for future projects....distant future. :)

Anyway, this chair has sat in my parents' house for about 30+ years.  The poor dear was tired of his late 70's gold coat and the ridiculous amounts of buttons and tacks that kept him together.  So when my mom asked me, I was more than happy to give this retro beauty an overhaul.  I grew up with him, after all.  While waiting for Santa, a friend or boyfriend to come pick me up, to go shopping with mom, you name it.  He's seen me at my best and worst and I just felt obligated.  Wow...go off on tangents much? Y'all know I'm a wordy one.  Don't hold that against me, please. :)

Here is the before:


Tell me you don't LOVE the Ikat style fabric!

 There were many hiccups along the way. I guess that's to be expected when you add extras and change up the style not to mention battling the Texas heat!  I obviously needed to plan better.  Start to finish it took me about 7 days (well, that's early mornings, late evenings and nap times--and throw in a few in between days to plan for my daughter's birthday party) to complete.  It's worth it when it all finally works out and you are DONE!!  He's so excited to go home and show off to his furniture brothers and sisters.

Thanks for stopping by!!  Be sure to check out my projects and abundance of pics on Pinterest too!

Have a great weekend!

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