A few years ago, my BFF came down and spent some time with me. We had a lot of fun shopping, eating, talking, crafting..... you get the picture. Anyway, one project I needed help with, was to 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 prior to that, it was her mother's chair. The chair was handled down to us when dh's aunt moved into an assisted living facility, and was not able to take all the furniture with her.
The chair appears to have been covered at least twice before.
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 knew how to take the old upholstery off and use it as a pattern for the replacement fabric.
BFF actually brought her massive staple gun with her from the North! I'm so glad she had the tools.
And the results?? This is how the chair turned out.............
Isn't it great? I so love this chair. I think the fabric really compliments this style of furniture.
The chair has been handed down, recycled, and re-loved by a very special friend.