Saturday, July 20, 2013

Chair Update

I'm just going to stop making promises on starting posts again. I'm sorry I've been so inconsistent; I'll leave it at that. 

I do have a post for today, though. :) I recently purchased a beautiful chair (for $18?!) from my favorite local shop, Farley & Moore, and I re-covered it (I hesitate to call it reupholstery since I feel like that implies expertise, which I certainly lack). Here is what it looked like when I bought it: 

If the fabric had been in better condition, I wouldn't have minded it, but the seat had some nasty furniture polish stains (I'm choosing to believe the store clerk on this one - ha!), and when I took it apart to re-cover it, I saw that the fabric was actually blue originally.

The fabric I chose to re-cover the chair has a funny story behind it that I can now laugh at. I purchased this curtain when Rick and I were newly married and settling into our apartment. I liked it, but when I brought it home, Rick said it was a no-go for our kitchen window, and I remember crying from frustration. I didn't have a job yet, and my whole life at that point was fixing up our place, so it was a huge deal to me that he didn't like it. I have been in that place several times since we've moved a lot, and I haven't had work, so using this chair for my office feels like a fitting reminder of how the world is bigger than my own small space. :)

I still need to finish the edges of the arms with some piping, but so far I love how it turned out.

(If you're interested, I used this reupholstery tutorial for reference, but since this was a pretty basic chair, much of it was simply pulling apart what was there, cutting fabric to the same size, and stapling it in place.)


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