Earlier this year my friend from the North came down and spent some time with me. We had a lot of fun shopping, eating, talking, crafting, etc..... you get the picture. Anyway, one thing I asked my friend to do for me, was to help me recover a chair.
Now I am not into re-upholstery, but this was a special chair. It belonged to my hubby's Aunt, and I believe it was her mother's chair. We got this chair when dh's aunt was moving into assisted living, so she could not able to take all the furniture with her.
I wish I had taken a picture of the chair before we started this fabric removal. It appears to have been covered once before.
But you can see the basic bones of this chair. We found that the seat of the chair had straw for the stuffing. I decided to leave the straw inside, and just recover it with batting.
My sweet friend worked and worked on that chair. She really knew how to take the old upholstery off and use it as a pattern for the replacement fabric. One of the guys that works next door to my dh gave me the roll of fabric. His neighbor had put out several rolls of upholstery fabric for the trash. He knew that I sewed and quilted, so he salvaged them for me. Yeah!
DF actually brought that massive staple gun with her from the North! I'm so glad that she had the tools.
And now, this is how the chair turned out.............
Isn't it great? I so love this chair. I think the fabric really compliments this type of chair. I have enough fabric left over to make pillows for my couch.
So the chair has been handed down, recycled, the fabric was salvaged and a very special friend re-did the upholstery.
p.s. I have signed on with Vintage Thingie Thursday. Please be sure to check Coloradolady's blog and visit the other vintage finds!
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