August 4, 2011

DIY Upholstery

The ingredients:

My grandmothers chair
Staple Gun
Denyse Schmidt County Fair Fabric
Foam and Batting
Stain and Polyurethane
Sandpaper


Place in a garage in 97 degree heat, 70 percent humidity for 6 hours.  Add a sprinkle of perspiration and determination.

BEFORE


Slightly old foam - did I mention that my grandmother's chair she received as a wedding present over 55 years ago?

DURING


Tea Party (I couldn't resist)
AFTER

My, what beautiful pleats you have!!!


The "new" chair sits in our living room and is my new favorite place to sit!

4 comments:

  1. GORGEOUS!! Those are beautiful pleats! :)

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  2. Upholstery scares me to death...but yours looks absolutely amazing!

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  3. Nice, nice, nice job. The fabric may be a bit lightweight, but if you love it, it's always worth it. May I post your project on wwww.ModHomeEc.com?
    Shelly Leer

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  4. I'd love for you to post it! Thanks so much!
    The fabric is Denyse Schmidt Home Decor Weight Fabric - County Fair in Pear.

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