Saturday, August 1, 2009

Rediscovered: Slipper Chair

This Before and After represents my very first attempt at upholstery (minus those easy-to-do-seat cushions), and boy did I underestimate the work that goes into it. I found this chair at the end of someone's driveway on my way home from work. Though I usually am attracted to all wood furniture, I couldn't deny the classic shape of this otherwise heinous slipper chair. The more we ripped it apart, the more complex it got! I had no idea how to do any of this... With all of the skanky old fabric ripped off (but saved to use as templates for the new fabric!), we were now left with this naked core with newly painted silver legs... It took a long time to find fabric that I liked for this piece, and when it came down to it, I went with something on sale since there was a good chance that I would have to do things more than once and run out of fabric quickly. Cheap as it was, I love this modern fabric.

After a couple weekends of here and there trial and error, the chair is complete! It can't wait to move to it's new home in NYC (in only ONE month!)
chair: FREE
fabric: 3 yds, $18 (coupon!)
upholstery tacks: $1.27
Total: $19.27
Snags: This was very labor intensive and so it took only a little while before getting tired and frustrated.

1 comment:

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