Enough of my rambling... I created this fabulous Chevron beauty
from this $10 chair I picked up a little while ago from my local D.I (Thrift store).
Here's a quick run through of how I created the new and improved look. For more detailed tutorials on re-upholstery, please read my recent posts HERE and HERE.
I stripped the fabric to discover a fabulous outpouring of disintegrated foam (no... I totally did not let my toddler play in it for an hour while I pulled out nails from the upholstery...)
The springs were still in tact and in great condition, so fortunately I had no repair work to do there. After a light sanding of the frame with a fine sanding block, I primed the exposed frame with Rustoleum Painters Touch gray primer.
I followed the paint application with a very subtle glazing focusing on the nooks and crannies with Valspar's Antiquing Glaze, and lastly sprayed several light coats of a clear protective coat. This method was very similar to the one I used for the Faux Mirrored Night Stands I created (tutorial here) but much faster.
Since the caning on the back of this chair was damaged, I opted to upholster it. I quickly pulled the torn edges together with zip ties (pulled gently for a snug fit without ripping further into the caning).
Caitlin Creer for posting about this fabulous print!
I sewed my double welting cord and hot glued it in place to cover all of the staples.
I repeated the same process on the back, but only used a layer of batting and no foam.
For the base, I used a super thick (approx 6") foam piece that I bought for $1 from the D.I. off of a couch that they were sending to the landfill. I cut my foam to the desired size but was short on a few sides so I glued two smaller sections with spray adhesive to create the perfect shape I needed.
I stitched together a fairly complicated seat cushion with piping (complicated for me anyway...), and stapled it as tightly as I could over the foam and batting.
Next, I stitched together the front piece with piping, and stapled the top inside.
PHEW! Now wasn't that easy???
Here she is all dolled up for her photo shoot.
Man, this corner in my Master Bedroom is sure getting a lot of attention from these cute chairs lately.
So what do ya think? She's been claimed already by my very first official client. I can't wait to see how she looks in her new bedroom.
Stay tuned for part 3 of my Re-upholstery Series coming very soon!
Also, wait till you see the steal of a deal I bought today off of ksl... I still can hardly believe it myself. Nail biting suspense here folks...
I'm sharing this makeover and tutorial with these inspiring beauties: