Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Fabric and Chair Reveal

I love surprises. Ask my husband, whenever my birthday or Christmas or an anniversary is coming up, I start going crazy wanting to know what fun things I am going to get. Weeks before I will start to pester and annoy him until he either caves and lets me know what I am getting OR he lets me know he will take it back if I don't stop bothering him.
Well as I like to see my fun things before the right date I wanted to show off my unfinished chair and the fabric I chose to cover it.

Do you love it? I do. It wasn't really that hard to do. When I stripped the chair I labeled all of the parts that I took off and it was a good idea I did because it was three weeks until I got to pick it up and put the pieces all back together. ( See what it looked like before here )
I really have enjoyed this project so far, I have to go and purchase a few things like the special pegs that hold the back panel of fabric on to the chair so that you don't have staples showing. I kind of ruined the one that I took off when I stripped the chair.
I also need to get the nerve to tackle the cushion. I am NOT a seamstress, In-fact I sort of have anxiety when I whip out my sewing machine wondering if I will be ruining the fabric today or making it into something nifty.
I also need to pick up a new seam ripper. Might I suggest keeping a few handy if you are the one tackling a re-upholstery project. Those seams are tight. I broke my one and only seam ripper about 3/4 the way through. I was on a roll though so I just used some scissors and a much slower pace to finish the job.
It took around 3 hours to put all of the panels back on and surprisingly there is only one part that I wish I could go back and re-do. Of course it is on the very first panel that I put on so I would have to undo EVERYTHING to get to it and really it doesn't bother me that badly and once the cushion is on no one will ever be able to see it, so what is the point.

When I get around to putting the 2nd chair back together I will be much better at cataloging what I did so that if you ever feel like this is something that you would like to tackle you will be able to without doing it blind. ( I was really bad at doing this on the first chair because my SD card was full and well I was to lazy to go and upload all the pics before I started putting it all back together)

Jordan and I have also decided to do a few extra things to the living room that will make a HUGE difference. This will be one of the things that I am DYING to tell you about but I will have to keep my tongue cause I want to do a whole tutorial on it later.
This is also a project that Jordan will be helping me with as well as I get nervous about angle cuts on a miter saw. K I will end this before I say to much.

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