Monday, February 16, 2009

Chair Makeover-Round 2

I blogged about this cute little chair awhile back. I found it at an antique mall in our area and had to have it! It came home with a friend, too!

The first chair was a breeze to reupholster in comparison to this bad boy! I have to admit, I just kind of made up the rules as I went along. It took me a complete 2 days to get it finished, and it still needs trim to cover up the staples. Thank God for a power staple gun and a little bit of persistence and patience!

Here the chair is like I purchased it:

And here is the fabric I chose to give it new life, compliments of here. It's an Amy Butler fabric from her Midwest Modern collection.

I went to town on the chair ripping the old fabric out and getting rid of the very old foam for some new foam.

First we had to unscrew the bottom of the cushion which David had to do because those screws were in there very tight.

Then I continued tearing off the old fabric and set it aside to use as a cutting guide for the new fabric.

Finally all the fabric was off and I was left with just a frame ready to be spray painted a glossy white!

I managed to salvage the old button fasteners and bought a cover button kit {from Jo-Anns} to make my own.

These 2"x2" squares served as a backing for when I threaded the bendy wire through the button and could secure the button to the fabric and foam batting.

Here's how the button looked being ready to be thread through the fabric and then I could separate the two wires to secure it tightly!

All 6 finished buttons!

Chair painted white, cushion finished {for the most part}, and working on the back {the worst part!}

Finished product!

Detail shot...can you see my buttons?

Like I said, I still have to add some trim to hide the staples, but it's pretty much done! As soon as I get that corner of the room finished, I'll share more pics of the bigger space! : )

15 comments:

Kim said...

That looks ahhmazing. You got vision, girl. And, patience too.

Where do you find your fabric? I feel like my local Joann's never has these fun fabrics. Or, maybe I'm just not looking in the right place.

Melissa said...

Wow! That looks great! I would definitely not have the patience to do that.

Libbi said...

I am completely amazed!!! Gorgeous!!

Katie said...

great job girl! Can't wait to see it in the whole room - I am sure it looks fabulous!

Lindsey said...

Wow! Great job!!!

Lori (MrsB1021) said...

That looks fantastic! I love the finished product. Nicely done :o)

suzie said...

Joi, you've got skillz! Fantastic! Love the white, pink, yellow, gray combo! So much fun and uber cute!

J said...

Joi, you did a good job, I can see you have the crafty side like your gma's family does. how about the other chair you posted a couple weeks ago from the home goods store have you decided on the color yet???

Freckles Chick said...

Excuse me while I drool all over this fabulous chair! To die for. Love the Amy B. fabric. Suzie's right, you DO have mad skillz. You're making me wish I could reupholster something in our house.

Carly said...

This is INSANE!! You have no idea how impressed I am. The buttons? Good lord! At that point I would have thrown the chair out the window and cried. You have the patience of a saint and an amazing talent. BOTH of your chairs are gorgeous.
Enjoy!!!!

Joi said...

Thanks everybody! It was quite a bit of work, but I am pleased!

: )

As always, your comments put a smile on my face!

Wanderluster said...

Great job! I love the Amy Butler fabric you chose. It looks so crisp against the white.

Michael said...

I am IMPRESSED! Beautiful job!

Emily said...

Wow Joi, you did a fantastic job! I love it! I need to come by the house because with all these new changes, I bet it looks like a completely different place since the last time I was there.

Amy said...

Hi Joi! I am inspired by your re-upholstery and wondered if you can give any tips on working on that back piece. I have a similar chair I would like to re-upholster and don't quite know where to start.

Thanks!
Amy

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