Upholstered Chair Makeover (twins)
I found these beautiful chairs for $5 each. Pretty fabric? [sarcasm]
I’ve REALLY wanted to do some upholstery lately and thought these would be a good project to get started with. I’ve never upholstered anything to this magnitude before (let alone 2 of them), more-so smaller chairs or slipcovers that I’ve sewn. Here we go…
I removed the top layer of fabric and found this delightful red underneath. At least the nice legs are still exposed.
I actually considered leaving them red, but the fabric is a little outdated and faded (and it wasn’t upholstery fabric). Plus, I knew it wasn’t the original fabric and my curiosity got the best of me…and I had to see what was underneath!
I used one of the layers I removed as my pattern for the new upholstery fabric.
Note: Keep what you removed as your pattern, and remember the order you removed it!
Rather than purchasing trim, I made my own (double-welting is what it’s called in upholstery terms). Here’s what it looks like.
And Ta-Da!!!!! I also made a nice little pillow to add a pop of color.
I love the way they turned out, so pretty, simple, clean and elegant!
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