Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Reupholstery Project Part I


Remember I was going to trash these two wingback chairs on the curb for the big pick up? Well, I didn't, thanks to many of you encouraging me. So I went to the library, checked out
a book on upholstery and away I went! Here is the before picture...

Here are the main tools gathered and ready to go. I chose white denim as the fabric. I was excited to get it on sale for $4.99 a yard! So far, with fabric and all the tools I have only spent $137.00. Much better than $550 ( not including fabric) for the upholstery quote.

After 6 hours of E and I working on it, here is the progress of ONE chair. It is not hard work, but it is tedious removing the million staples that keeps it all together. It is a bit painful too!

And at that we call it a night! Thanks E for your help, I couldn't have done it without you! Stay tuned for the progress!

5 comments:

Jan the crazy lady said...

Impressive Jen. Go get em.

100% Emmy here said...

i had sooo much fun!! i can not wait until tomarrow! but please dont wake me up early! i want to sleep in!!

Leslie said...

You didn't call me!?! It's looking good. What does the new fabric look like?

Sarah @ Thrifty Decor Chick said...

I can't wait to see how these turn out!! Let me know when you are done because I would so do this myself too!

Natasha Burns said...

wow that sure does look like hard work! i'm looking forward to seeing the chair's progress!