28 responses

  1. Amanda @ Serenity Now
    March 1, 2010

    What a way to leave us hanging!! It's like the cliffhanger of a soap opera. or The Bachelor. ;)

    I think the chair has great bones. I found the PERFECT chair last summer at a yard sale. I have no sense of smell (zero!) so I am so glad I thought to ask another shopper to smell it for me. Weird, I know. She told me it reeked of smoke. :( I was so bummed.

    So I am still on the lookout. I just need to bring a friend with a sense of smell with me. ;)

    Can't wait to see the rest!

  2. Nana Moon
    March 1, 2010

    So brave! To boldly rip all that fabric off! Must have felt GREAT! I can't wait to see how she turns out!

    Danylle
    http://www.nanamoonshop.com

  3. Anastasia
    March 1, 2010

    Yay – I'm so glad you're posting about reupholstery!! It's a skill I've always wanted to learn, thanks for sharing the process with your awesomely shaped chair :) I'm looking forward to seeing more!

  4. Shannon
    March 1, 2010

    I am SOOO glad that you are doing these this week. I always see chairs that I love, but am scared to try it myself and don't want to pay to have it done. Most of the time, just buying a new chair is just as cheap as getting one redone!
    I can't wait to see the process! I'm on the edge of my desk chair!

  5. Annelise
    March 1, 2010

    I would love to tackle a wing chair I have, I will be back to see your progress. Thanks for the tips so far.

  6. Carmel
    March 1, 2010

    Holy cow, does that look like a lot of work…. wow… you'd hit me, but I think that would be something I'd pay someone else to do. : )

  7. Andi
    March 1, 2010

    I can't wait to see it finished! I bet it looks great. I love the fabric you chose.

  8. Sheila Irish
    March 1, 2010

    Oh sure, leave us hanging until tomorrow….LOL I am anxious to see how beautiful they will look….I LOVE the style of chair and the fabric you chose is wonderful!

  9. Sheila Irish
    March 1, 2010

    Oh sure, leave us hanging until tomorrow….LOL I am anxious to see how beautiful they will look….I LOVE the style of chair and the fabric you chose is wonderful!

  10. Sheila Irish
    March 1, 2010

    Oh sure, leave us hanging until tomorrow….LOL I am anxious to see how beautiful they will look….I LOVE the style of chair and the fabric you chose is wonderful!

  11. Sheila Irish
    March 1, 2010

    Oh sure, leave us hanging until tomorrow….LOL I am anxious to see how beautiful they will look….I LOVE the style of chair and the fabric you chose is wonderful!

  12. Peggy
    March 1, 2010

    What a timely post! While waiting for our household goods to get here we bought a comfortable but hideous at Goodwill which has a swivel/rocking bottom which likes to tip backwards if you are not careful. So enter the reupholster and refitting process… ah the search is over!

    By the way, I can't wait for the shop and hop!!

  13. Anonymous
    March 1, 2010

    I hope you also have a tack puller, a rubber hammer, and an awl. And it helps if you tape off the wood so that if you slip with a tool you won't scratch the frame too badly. Been there and had to paint the frame. Also, are you numbering the pieces as you take them off. That helps me to know in what order to put them back on; just reverse. Good luck.

    Carolyn

  14. Katie
    March 1, 2010

    AAHHH!! I have a chair that I've been wanting to do that to, but I'm so scared! I'm going to wait and watch your progress and maybe do it next weekend!

  15. Happy Momma
    March 1, 2010

    looks good so far!!! ;)

  16. Ells
    March 1, 2010

    Amy rocks at reupholstery!! So glad you girls had a fun time together and I can't wait to see the finished products! Love the shape of the chairs!

  17. Lynne
    March 1, 2010

    Wow! You are brave! I think I would have had an anxiety attack at the point where the fabric was coming off and you could se all of the stuffing. I can't wait to see the rest!

  18. Mama Byrd
    March 1, 2010

    I passed up one of thes just last night at the neighbors curb cause I wasn't about to tackle that. I can't wait to see it done. LOVE the fabric

  19. Angie
    March 1, 2010
  20. Nora
    March 1, 2010

    I am on pins and needles waiting for tomorrow!!! I can't wait to see the end result!!!

  21. Miss Tiff
    March 1, 2010

    I like what Nora said! Can't wait to see =)

  22. Sadie
    March 1, 2010

    Oh come on… making us wait until tomorrow is just plain mean!! =P

  23. rachel
    March 1, 2010

    You're killin me here!!!!!!!!!!!!
    What if I don't WANT to wait until tomorrow??? :(

  24. The Thriftress
    March 1, 2010

    I will stay tuned for sure! I have two chairs I am terrified of reupholstering but I promised I would try it.
    Also checking out interiormall. Thanks for the info.
    Sarah

  25. Karli
    March 1, 2010

    Ah yes… I feel your pain. When I reupholstered my chair, the worst part was all the staples!!!! It's looking amazing!

  26. The How-To Gal
    March 2, 2010

    EEK! Can't wait to read part 2!

  27. oneblessedmama
    March 2, 2010

    I LOVED reading this! I just took on an antique chair, and couldnt believe how well it turned out! I even made piping using twine. Yes, i said TWINE, because i ran out(i insisted on reusing the piping) and had already spent my budgeted amount on fabric.. Anywho- feel free to take a peek! Blessings!
    http://sarahshaunandfam.blogspot.com/2010/02/and-it-was-finished-almost.html

  28. Traci at ThreeDogsAtHome
    March 11, 2010

    Your chairs turned out beautifully. I am going to try to reupholster two chairs but nothing so complex. I bought my husband a small compressor for his birthday and it came with the pneumatic stapler so now all I have to do is pick the fabric. I will definitely check out the place you used.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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