On TV they make it look so easy...reupholstering. Take it from me, I've lived it (as you're about to see), and it's no joke. My reupholstering adventure starts in the same way a lot of my adventures do...with my mom. She picked up a chair at a huge garage sale. It was velvety. It was $5. It was already stripped down (nails and old fabric removed) when she gave up or at least gave it to me. This is how it looked when it arrived at my house...
|At first we discussed painting the legs, but since they were so simple, we decided keeping them natural wood would work better - we thought a color on them would cheapen them, you know?|
|Like I said, she had already removed thousands (that's what it feels like when you are pulling out nail after nail after nail after nail) of the nails that attached the old fabric.|
|I added some new batting on the seat.|
|Check out the cording.|
|Some pretty upholstery nails.|
Here's what I learned in this experience. The chair may be cheap when you buy it, but you'll definitely pay later in time spent on the project. I'm sure my mom and I could get better and faster and more skilled, but I'm not sure if we have the patience to even try. For now, I'm just going to put this chair up against a wall and not let anyone ever sit in it!
See you later,
Note from Mrs. Kelly: That's one hell of a before/after. I'm amazed. I want you and your mom to go on Flea Market Flip. You'd rock it! All the work was worth it. Your chair is so sweet and mod. Paging Lara...