One Chair Down, One To Go

As you can see by the title, I finally have a chair done!

If there ever was a moment for me to have my very own orchestra, now is it.

I bought these chairs from Goodwill, oh, I don’t know, about FIVE MONTHS AGO.  For $12.00 each, kids.

Q:  Seriously, does re-upholstering a couple of chairs really take that long?

A:  It does when you have no idea what you’re doing!

Here’s what I started with…

It might be hard to tell, but that is actually pink, striped crushed velvet…and, underneath that layer, was some lime green crushed velvet.  Surprise!

And, here’s the first chair, all done…

How do you like them buttons?? I was under the impression that would be the most difficult part of this project…

Yeah, right.

I did about 100 things wrong while upholstering this chair, and decided to fix about 50 of them.  I’m worried the next chair is going to look so much better because I actually kind of get it now.

Kind of.

I hope that as I’m working on the second chair, I can get more photos of the steps I take, and present it to you in more of a ‘How To’ (or maybe ‘How NOT To’) format.

In the meantime, if you have any tips, suggestions, or even questions, please, please comment! Nothing makes me happier than to hear from you!

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