Wednesday, February 9, 2011

This post was from October 2009

Funky Junk Interiors had a link party, so I chose to show this chair that I just finished.
(Visit her blog to see all the other projects people are showing)

This week I reupholstered this chair that has been sitting in my garage.

I got this chair for $2.50 at Goodwill on 50% off day! I wanted to do the whole chair in the zebra print but that fabric was more expensive. So I went with the blue fabric that I found for 3$ a yard and just did a zebra pillow instead. I wanted to re-do the chair as cheap as possible. Out of the extra fabric I was able to make 4 throw pillows for my bed. So the chair & 5 pillows were $12.50 total!


March 2009
Step by Step chair Re-d0

1.) Remove staples with needle nose plyers & take material off.

- Sand out any scratches and nicks on wooden areas that will be visible.
- Prime wooden areas that will be painted.

-After priming, sand with a fine sand paper. Wipe with damp cloth
-Paint 2 coats. After it dries, Sand again with very fine sand paper & wipe off
- Seal. I use polyeurathane with a Satin finish.

-Lay old pieces of matieral out on top of the back side of new material.
Trace with pencil and cut each piece out.

-Lay the piece of material on the chair and center it so it will stretch over the batting evenly. Use a nail gun and start at one side, nailing the material into place, working your way around the chair. My chair had large pins in some areas. They came in so handy because they cover up any folded areas so you cannot see a seam. (notice on the side of the seat.)

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