Sunday, October 2, 2011

chair reupholster in greek key

                     I found this cane chair at an estate sale and happily paid full asking price - $10!
                              Here is a quick rundown of how I reupholstered it in 85 simple steps,
                                              just kidding, it really wasn't bad, I promise!
                           
**Update**
I've added this newer photo since my makeover was one done in my second month of
 blogging, but it's still one of my all-time favorite garage sale makeovers. Yikes, please
            forgive the beginner photos and tutorial. :)
 The black secretary was a fun Craigslist makeover here.           


                                                              ~ before and after~
                                       

    

                      I'm not the only one at our house who loves a classic Greek key fabric!
I took the easy way out revised it a bit and
didn't make the box cushion or double welt since it was my first time.
I chose one covered button centered on the back cushion - brave, I know!

              ~  begin by removing trim/welt, staples, existing fabric and foam
              ~  take photos as you take it apart, you'll need them when you put it back together
              ~  use the pieces you remove as a pattern onto your new fabric
              ~  when it's down to bare bones, refinish as you wish
              ~  remember the photos you took - follow them as you reupholster!

                                          A week day in the life of an upholsterer....
  
                              





It adds a nice touch to the living room update!  


Joining Primitive and Proper Thrifted Makeover

13 comments:

NN Bee said...

Looks GREAT. The original owners are going to want their chair back.

Unknown said...

Great find and redo, love the new look1 LZ

Lori @ Lori May Interiors said...

Oh my gosh, Pam! What a fabulous job you've done. I've never reupholstered anything on my own, but you've given me hope that I might be able to pull it off!

Jessica @ Nuchey's Mommy said...

Hi, just jumped over from Lori's blog post! Wow what a transformation! Great job :) I'm a new blogger to ....just joined your friend connect site! Happy Blogging!

Brandi said...

I love this chair! The fabric looks great! -visiting from Lori's blog!

Inspired in Arvada said...

Wow! Your "new" chair is beautiful! I've never re-upholstered anything but your blog is making me feel brave!

A Vintage Vine said...

Just beautiful! Love that fabric!

Andrea said...

Holy chair!! This is an amazing makeover. I love the fabric! I'm your newest follower.

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Fabtastic! I love your restyle nice fabric choice. I like the name of your blog also, stop by for a blog visit!!

Jennifer L. Griffin said...

That looks incredible! Such a good fabric and paint choice. I'm about to redo some cane wingback chairs and I can't decide between doing a solid or a fun pattern on the cushions. Your example might have just tipped the scales!

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Hi Pam! Just came across your blog! What a great site you have! Love what you did with this chair! Just gorgeous! I am your newest follower; and I hope you will follow me, too! Blessings to you!!

Good Time Charlie said...

What a fantastic makeover! Great work. visiting from vintage vine.

All Things Fabulous said...

Saying I love this chair is an understatement. Did you paint the frame after stripping it?? I am over from Savvy Southern Style. I will be back!!!

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