A few days ago I was driving home from the grocery store with dinner on my mind. WHAT?!
A garage sale at 4:30 in the afternoon with a chair sitting at the end of the driveway?
So, remembering that I have frozen food and that it is only on the next street, I go
unload throw my groceries at my husband and tell him I’ll be back.
I get there and its gone. AT 4:30.. seriously? So I get out and they were loading it up to take it away I suppose.
*sigh of relief*
I have been wanted to reupholster something SO bad lately. I have no idea how to do it or where to start, but I am going to do it! So here is my first practice piece.
It’s Ugly. It’s Old. It’s perfect.
I have sort of a thing with used furniture. Mainly because I know what my kids do on my furniture.. but I also know that I clean whatever it is up.. and I know that other people don’t. Its just something I can’t get out of my head..
However, I love a good used piece of furniture. So the thought of replacing the fabric and such puts a little ease to my mind.
Because it needs some help! Now you might not be able to tell, but this chair actually sits quite low. My daughter loves it… she thinks its hers : ) It’s an oddly comfortable hieght. Although I am only 5’2 1/2″ (yes the half inch matters when you are this short). I doubt my husband who is 6’4″ will be sitting in it much.
I thought about putting new legs on it to raise it up a bit… but I kinda like it like this. It’s part of the character of the chair.
I went the fabric store and found the PERFECT fabric and it’s only 49.99 a yard – 50% off I’m still looking at 25 bucks a yard! EEK. Not sure if I want to test it out with that much money. Maybe once I know what I’m doing.
So I am either going to use something like this.
or try it out in muslin first, and then use my dream fabric (below). I have to say it is much prettier in person. I took this with my phone because the picture online does not even look close to this! (why I’m not a huge fan of buying fabric online) Anyways.. what do you think? Which fabric do you like more?
So stay tuned for my tutorial/figure it out as I go method of reupholstering!
Unless this whole project is a big fat FAIL!