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Hints for Recovering a Wingback Chair

02 June 2011

Hints for Recovering a Wingback Chair by Lindsay

When Cassity asked me to write a post for Remodelaholic, I had to
pinch myself. I have been blogging for less than a year and my posts
are scattered at that. Diffendwelling is my way of paying back all the
other amazing bloggers out there who share their project how-tos and a
little bit of their life along the way. So without further ado, here's
a glimpse into one of my (semi) recent projects:

I've always had a thing for wing chairs. There's something so stately
and timeless about them. So when I got the urge to put a new chair in
my living room, I knew exactly what I wanted- a wing chair.

Being married to a medical school student, I knew that I was going to
have to make this happen on the cheap. My initial thought: slip
covering ...then I realized that I don't really sew well and most slip
covers I have seen don't make my heart skip a beat. So I (without the
slightest idea of where to begin) decided that I was going to teach
myself to reupholster. I learned completely via blogs and YouTube. You
can find all the links I used on my site.

Because I usually scroll down to see the "after" photo, I'll spare you
the agony. Here's the finished product:

It all started with this $20 find from a local resale store:


From there, I completely stripped the chair down to the bare bones.
You can read about it here:

It was just like peeling an onion, each piece layered behind another.
I made sure to number all of my pieces in the order that I took them
off (which was amazingly helpful for the reupholstering part). I also
did everything I could to keep what I removed in tact.

Once everything was removed, I began with the last piece that I
removed, laid it on top of my new fabric to use as a template, traced
it, and stapled it into place onto the chair. I continued to do that,
working backward, using my number system.

Tracing the
fabric


Oh, and I made some piping, using a zipper foot (and broke about 10
sewing machine needles in the process).

Do you recognize that fabric from somewhere? It's Pottery Barn's
Simone print. But I found it's actual name (Lutron Vintage) and got it
for $10 less a yard than PB was selling it for.

(You can get the full how-to on this here.)

And after more tracing and cutting and a whole bunch of staples later
(and soliciting my grandma to make the cushion cover for me), I

had the finished


For your viewing pleasure, my wing chair:


Wally tested, Wally approved.

 
Thanks for stopping by to see my transformation! Be sure to let me
know if you have any questions, as I will be more than happy (with the
limited knowledge that I have) to answer them!

And come follow me over at Diffendwelling. I'd
love to stay in touch.  



5 comments:

Annie Louise June 2, 2011 at 5:33 PM  

Fabulous!!!! I love it, I would not have a clue as to how to reupholster something. Great Job!!
Jeanette

The Mustard Seed June 2, 2011 at 11:37 PM  

This is BEAUTIFUL and AMAZING!!! I actually have drapes in the same fabric so a chair would be so nice!!! This tutorial makes it look so so easy... but I'm sure I would still mess it up, lol... Thanks so much for sharing and inspiring!

The mum of all trades June 3, 2011 at 6:36 AM  

I love this. I have never attempted upholstery, it seems so daunting. I must pluck up the courage to try it.

The Rusty Bucket June 3, 2011 at 8:30 PM  

Holy sh...! I never thought to use a template, but most of what I get is in shreds anyway. I can't believe how it turned out. I love the 'jump in with both feet' attitude.

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