I finally got one of my chairs finished!! I can't believe it, I thought I'd never get it done. I always wonder why I post pictures at the start of my projects knowing full well that my readers are going to want to see results in a timely manner! Maybe now I've learned how important it is to have the projects completely done before I start posting.
If you've been following along, I started deconstructing my set of wingback chairs way back in the Spring. I hadn't gotten back to them work on them until last week when I finally finished one of my two chairs.
I am really happy with how the first one turned out, but I'm hoping I learned enough on that chair to hopefully do a better job on the second one. There are a few issues that I'd like to address on this one after I get the second one finished.
This is what they looked like "before" (minus the seat cushion!) I took the cushion off and forgot to put it back on before this shot.
I bought a set of these chairs at my favorite second hand furniture store for $60.00 a piece. They looked like this for awhile because I wasn't sure what to do with them.
And then I made these slipcovers for them and they looked like this for a couple years......
Until I found this inspiration chair!
If you've been following, the chair below is from Restoration Hardware, I love these chairs, but at $1995.00-$2695 each, that wasn't gonna happen.
So I decided to rip into mine!
And here's the result:
This really was a fun project, I was always curious to know how a chair was upholstered, so this gave me a chance to see how it's done. Really not complicated at all how it all comes together, but it's important to have the right tools if you're going to upholster furniture. I don't have the correct tools, but I got done what I needed to get done with a screw driver, a needle-nose pliers, two sided carpet tape, tacks, and a tack hammer. I recovered my chair with a canvas painters drop cloth and burlap. I also had to paint the frame to get that RH look.
The materials for my chairs cost $86.00 total:) I had the paint so I didn't need to buy that. So both my chairs will have cost me $206.00 total!
So, what do you think?