Sunday, December 7, 2014

DIY Furniture Upholstery: Chair make-over, a little fabric can make magic happen!

You did that to that chair? Whaaaaat! That's what I usually get when I share my work. I'm not always sure it that's a compliment or not but I take it as one every single time, cause that's how I roll! Anywhoooo I had two of these chairs that I purchased at a thrift store about six or seven years ago and paid $15.00 for each. Oh yeah that's not all I have out there awaiting a new lease on life and I thought since Mori is moving out and has nothing, I would revamp these two chairs for her to use in her new place. 

So a shopping for fabric we went and reupholstering I did and this is what happened!

This is all the black and white fabric.

Now the fun begins! I would usually remove all the old fabric 
but ain't nobody had time for that this time.



Front is all done, now to the sides and the back!

 This was my entertainment while I was taking a little break! Also know as Jelani!

I had to make a pattern for the sides, because they were a little 
tricky and I did not want to waste a lot of my fabric.



 Now the trim to cover up the staples. This trim was glued onto the chair.



It's just pure happiness where these fabrics meet!


I thought we were leaving the legs in this yellow color but Mori was like noooo we can leave the other one in yellow but not this one. If I had know she wanted them painted I would have done that before I covered them. I had to tape it up and wrap it up so that I could get these legs done. We used a metallic gold, why, because that's what I had on hand!

           All painted and covered, now off to Mori's place!


One chair down and one more to go...I'll holla atcha in a minute!
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  1. Very charming! I like it. Thank you for the copous pictures! Question: how was the trim attached?

    Rose in SV

    1. I glued it in place. Thanks for stopping by, make sure you stay tuned for the room design which will include this chair.

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    1. Thanks a bunch Julie! That means a lot coming from you! I LOVE your blog just found it and here you are!

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    1. Thanks Teresa this was a project of love! Thanks for stopping by and Happy Holidays!

  4. Michelle, you are talented, I love this chair and all the fabrics chosen in your design. It makes you happy just looking at it. Job well done!

    1. Mission accomplished! That's the good thing about collecting fabrics, things like this can happen!

  5. I admire the work that you do from the clothes and every other project you do. Your daughter should be happy to have this chair. Great chair.

    1. Thanks Charmaine, I agree she is lucky, it's always nice to hear from you.

  6. Hi Michelle
    At first I was looking at all of those patterns and saying ummm, BUT
    they are beautiful together and you put together a VERY professional chair.
    Very pretty. Great work!!!! How you doing???

    1. Hi! Yeah that chair ain't for your average person, it has a lot going on and it's right up my alley. Thanks so much for stopping by and I am doing well.

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