Monday, January 23, 2012

Reupholstering Chair Part III

The chair has been a little daunting at times because we have never done a chair like this before but its really not that hard. You just need the right materials and a plan when tackling a chair. Time is another thing you need lot of, we have spent about 12 hours on this chair and we are still not done. Let's get started with  another round of reupholstering. Today we added foam to the arms.We stapled the foam to the arms, the foam was just the right size and we did not have cut the foam.

I used regular density foam from airtex, I again went to Joann's and purchased the foam that was on sale!

After the foam was added its time to add the batting on top of the foam. The reason I added the batting is to add that extra layer of softness. We did not staple the seat foam because it fit snuggled between the frame and the fabric will keep it in place once placed on the chair.

As you can see the layer below.

My hubby and I could not agree on the pattern for the chair. I wanted a flower fabric and he wanted a manly fabric. Finally the only fabric we agreed on was the black and white fabric from Ikea and luck for me again that it was on sale for $3.99 a yard. I purchased 5 1/2 yards with a little extra just in case I messed up, which I always do. When using pattern fabric we need to keep in mind the way you want the fabric to look on the chair. Trust me I messed up twice just trying to get the pattern just right for the seat of the chair. 

After the patterned was cut and we pressed it down between the batting and the frame of the chair.We are cutting each pattern as we go. We cut a little extra around each patterned to make sure their is enough to staple on the frame. Its better to have extra than less of.

Here how it should look after the fabric has been placed. 

Ta-da!!! I did the arms and seat cushion. Next time I will show you the back of the chair and how to place the fabric on the arms.

I wanted to thank you for your lovely comments and support! 

Till next time!

Link to Reupholstering Part I
  Reupholstering Part II

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Karla Medina said...

Ah i can't wait to see it complete. I doubt i'll ever be brave enough to attempt this myself but i'm still excited :)

Full Circle Creations said...

I'm lovin' where this is going. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see it finished.


Starr @ The Kiefer Cottage said...

Love the fabric choice.

On another note, there is an invasive widget that follows me down the middle of your blog. I've never seen it before on another site, and I don't know how to tell it to knock it off. If it is indeed your addition to the site, consider that it blocks full appreciation of your photos.

Cherished Bliss said...

You might be getting an email from me in the future when I'm confused, lol!

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Your chair is coming along nicely! Can't wait to see it finished! Thanks for joining the party!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

Fantastic idea! First time here and love your site.
Hope to see you on my blog:)

cityfarmer said...

please add a link

your work is lovely

Tammy said...

Thank you for sharing this. I never Upholstered a chair before. Love the picture details. I am your newest follower. Hope you can visit me sometime too :)

Pam said...

So glad I stopped over from Savvy City Farmer. I have a rocking chair in my garage that I need to reupholster and you're giving me the courage to tackle it. I'll go check out your first two parts to this.

Handy Man, Crafty Woman said...

Oh you tease! Can't wait to see the finished product! Thank you for linking to Wicked Awesome Wednesday!

Honey at 2805 said...

Thank you for sharing your step by step instructions at Potpourri Friday!

gail said...

Your chair is going to be soo pretty! Very nice tutorial.
thanks for linking up and linking back to catch as catch can.

Rachel {} said...

I know that had to take some time!!! Great job... Can't wait to see it finished! Thanks for linking it up!

Jen said...

Oh boy, I've got a chair I'd like ro reupholster...but it makes me nauseous just thinking of it! I'll get brave one of these days and dive in! I'd be absolutely delighted if you'd come and share this (and any other posts you'd like to show off) at the Head to Head Showdown link party. It's going on right now at I hope to see you there! ~Jen

Serendipity and Spice said...

I love your step by steps! I'm about to redo a chair and this is so helpful! Would love it if you stopped by my linky party and linked up!