When I found this double wing back chair for $25.00 I couldn’t believe my eyes! I have to admit though, I left the store without buying it. But, about 1/2 an hour later, I went back because I couldn’t stop thinking about it. LUCKILY it was still there when I went back. Phew!
I have to admit, I reupholstered this chair 3/4 of the way with this fabric, and I just could not convince myself that I liked it. So…..I redid it. I think my husband thinks I’m crazy…let me rephrase that he KNOWS I’m crazy, and luckily he puts up with it.
So after I decided that the orange fabric wasn’t the look that I was going for, I did some searching and I found these two images below. The first one is from Pottery Barn, and I love the colors. The second picture is from Pier 1, and I decided to look for a fabric with a little more pizazz.
I was INSTANTLY in love with with fabric when I found it at JoAnn’s for 9.99 a yard (but I used a 40% off coupon). So I got it for 5.99 a yard, and I used right about 10 yards.
The process of reupholstering is slow and very time consuming. But, it is extremely rewarding.
I am NOT an expert on this, and my friend Jen helps me a lot. She’s my go to girl on reupholstering. She gave me great advice when I started. She said, “Just take it apart and see how it was originally upholstered.” So, each chair that I attempt is COMPLETELY different than the last. So, if you are ready to tackle a reupholster project, take Jen’s advice.
I’ll show you one small concept that helped us finish this wing back chair though.
The “wings” of the chair were a bit of a challenge, and between my husband Dan’s help and Jen’s advice, we came up with this solution. Click on the image to make it larger.
Here she is after she is completly done! I have to admit, I got a little burnt out with this one after reupholstering her almost entirely TWO times! That’s my fault for changing my mind…but that’s my right, I’m a woman!