Monday, you got a peak at the reveal of my newly reupholstered antique chair, so I though today I'd show you the full transformation. We inherited our awesome chair from a friend. It had been in his family for longer than he'd been alive, but he had no place for it. After an unfortunate incident with the Queen (Daisy), the non-colorfast seat needed washing. For 4 years, we've had the chair in our apartment, and then various rooms of our house in it's not-so-fresh red/pink state.
I was so excited when the waitlist I had been on allowed me to get into an awesome reupholstery class last minute at the Eliot School in Boston (not a paid endorsement, they were just awesome and if you live in the area, check them out and the classes they offer! Do it!)
The first class was painful, where I started ripping my beloved chair apart, but the rebuilding was so gratifying!
I am not even going to pretend to be any kind of expert at reupholstering, but I will tell you that the key is to pay attention as you're disassembling and take note of how everything is attached. Then do that with your new materials and fabrics. Simple, right? ha!
Once the fabric was all attached and trimmed, the final steps were to glue on the double-welt (to hide the staples) and sew a cushion.
Sometimes it works to bribe furry models with treats. Sometimes.
If you're anything like me, you love a side by side before and after.
How's that for a transformation??
I'm so pleased to be able to give the chair a new life!