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My last upholstery job. . . I think | Pam Kay – Fiber Artist

My last upholstery job. . . I think

My friend Cece redecorated her sewing room and had to get rid of this darling little platform rocking chair. It was her grandmother’s, who was under 5′ tall. custodia libro iphone 7 It is exceptionally comfortable for a short person (like me) because my feet touch the ground without strain! You can see the chair has a fancy side/upper back and a pleated skirt and buttons on the back. custodia iphone 7 red They don’t really suit my style, so I decided to make some changes. custodia i iphone 4s I tried to document with pictures how things came apart. custodia iphone 6 rugby (It sure makes putting it back together easier!) It took me most of 2 days to take out all the staples and tacks and to remove the old upholstery for a pattern to replace the existing fabric. custodia cavo iphone And here it finally is. . . completely naked! I chose a neutral linen to cover the chair, I restyled the front of the arms and the side of the upper back. I re-used the original decking fabric in the chair and inserted my personal label. . . . and here it is, all done, comfortably sitting in my living room! Now I’ve reupholstered everything in my home.

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8 Responses to My last upholstery job. . . I think

  1. Dee says:

    You simply amaze me how you can take on projects and work your magic.

  2. Pam says:

    awwwww! I try to stay as close to home as possible. If I’m always home, I can always be having fun!

  3. Marie says:

    I love how you’ve updated the look by omitting the dust ruffle. It looks so simple and beautiful now!

    • pkay says:

      I am pretty amazed myself that it is so easy to restyle a chair. In previous jobs, I’ve ADDED skirts. Time to try something different on this one. I like it a lot better too.

  4. Mary Kay Grim says:

    Just LOVE it when you re-upholster furniture; it is so cool! I think it’s because you rescue things and make them look sooo good, and up-to-date!
    Have just finished cutting up all the ” leftovers ” (that will be the quilt name) from the 7 shirts quilt, to make a lap quilt! I don’t know why I find that satisfying, but I do, so “go with it”! It’s not like I don’t have other fabric to cut. But know from your projects you feel the same!
    Great job on the chair!

  5. Pam says:

    You are my best cheerleader! Yes, rescuing tired, old, beat up stuff is one of my passions. Congratulations on your “leftovers.” It becomes an obsession, yes?

  6. Dee says:

    You have inspired me to reupholster my office chair this coming Friday afternoon. I have done some online research on DIY directions. Wish me luck!

  7. Carlos says:

    You’ve done a great upholstery job, it definitely won’t be your last or you’ll be sorry! LOL!
    By the way it looks you know basic upholsteryfrom top to bottom.

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