Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Week 10: A Recovered Chair

This project has been a huge challenge for me. It was a tonne of work! Once I had put in a certain number of hours and made a certain number of mistakes, I had no motivation to complete it. But alas, here it is.

I loved the grey fabric that I chose but wanted to add a little punch. I found some cheap lime green floral fabric and used it to create the piping.

You can't really tell from the picture above, but there is a piece missing. There is a button on the front of one armrest, but there should be one on the left side too. This piece was the very last step in completing this epic project, but while trying to attach it -it broke! I think I'm gonna have to make friends with an upholsterer because I have no idea where to find this piece.

Have you ever lost things down in the depths of your furniture? Apparently the previous owners of my chair did. I found some cash money: a complete $4.36! Yay for coffee money!

What I enjoyed the most: I really enjoyed taking the chair apart, discovering how everything went together, and using the staple-gun to quickly put most of it back together. I thought my love of sewing would mean that stitching the chair pieces back together would be the best part. Oddly, this was my least favourite part. I'm not used to sewing in such odd 3-dimensional shapes.

Next time I would... Be sure to include all pieces when putting things back together again. There was a white batting-type layer stapled on the sides and back of the chair. I didn't think it was necessary, but turns out it helps keep the batting from falling into the frame. Who knew!?


Anonymous said...

It was well worth the time and effort it took to do this. Looks great!

Anonymous said...

So cool! Great pics of you on vacation, too! Want to catch up soon?

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