My friend, CJ, the interior designer, has been asking me lately what my next big project will be. I have been waffling among several projects on my 2011 To Do List. A painting project was in in the lead until I stumbled on this cool tutorial on how to reupholster a wing back chair. My original plan was to just do a semi-permanent slip cover, but the tutorial inspired me to do the real deal.
Before I could lose my nerve, I grabbed my sharpie, screwdriver and needle-nose pliers and got to work.
We started out here:
Almost two hours and two giant blisters later, we were here:
I have gotten the mesh and piping off the bottom of the chair. Who knew this was going to be such a workout? I worked up a full body sweat and required a rest and a beverage before I could go on. I think I pulled out 1,000 staples - and I have barely started!
I'll keep you posted!