Remember this big guy I snatched up for free at the Houston Re-Use Warehouse?
Well, a few thousand staples and 4 yards of fabric later
I am really proud of how it turned out. Not only was this my first attempt at hard core re-upholstering, but I can honestly say it has been my toughest project to date.
Just to get to this, took me 5 hours... not to mention gave me some massive blisters!
I had to do a lot of research to even know where to start, but thankfully the blog world had lots of tutorials out there!
Plus, the place I bought all my supplies online had some super cool, and by cool I mean outdated but full of information, videos!
The sides were the toughest part. This is definitely not perfect, but for my first time and on a free chair, I think it's great!
One of the best parts of the project was that it forced me to purchase an air staple gun and air compressor! I have been wanting a reason to get those and since this would have been impossible with out it- I finally bit the bullet!
Here is where it sits as of today. I am not crazy about it next to the zebra chair, but I'm going to live with it for a little bit. I am also working on a stool, turned ottoman to go with the new chair. Hopefully that will be up soon!
Here are some details about the supplies I purchased from www.DIYupholsterysuppy.com
|Upholstery Tacking Strip, Metal, 27" Each||3||$0.45||$1.35|
|27 Bonded Dacron / by the yard||4||$2.75||$11.00|
|Upholstery Tack Strip/Cardboard||1||$3.99||$3.99|
|Upholstery Supplies, Ply Grip by the running foot||5||$0.38||$1.90|
The fabric is from a local fabric warehouse here in Houston.
I hope you all like the chair. It was tough, but so worth it. Really all it takes is a lot of patience. Oh, and about a thousand staples..but I already told you that!