Saturday, February 11, 2012

The finale of Chair Reupholstering tutorial



Finale of the chair reupholstering!
The chair has been a long process and the first project my hubby and I have worked on together our 6 years we have been together and it was difficult at times. We found that we got on each others nerves quite easily. However, I believe that we need to do more projects together, believe me its going to be a while before we do another chair but it helped us know each other a little bit more in a different light.  I think all couples should do projects together its a great bonding experience. 




We have finally reached the final steps to completing reupholstering my chair. We added a strip of black fabric at the bottom front of the chair to hide the edge of the fabric from the cushion. I initially was going to use decorative nails, however the nail kept bending because we could not get the right hammer and it was very time consuming so I decided to use rope instead.


First I stapled the fabric to the frame and hid the cushion fabric behind it.


Then I moved to the armrest and instead of only using fabric I added a layer of batting to the back of the fabric. I did not have a pattern for this part so I formed the pattern by pinning it to the armrest, outlining a pattern and cutting. When I had it to were it looked perfect I stapled it to the frame.
 

I found the decorative rope trim at Joann's, instead of paying it by yard which would have been a little bit more expensive I found already pre-cut trim for a little less and I could use my 40% coupon.


The glue I used is Aleen's Tacky glue which is used on fabric. Its holding on pretty good. Its already been baby, dog and cat proofed!

Now the fun begins gluing the trim to the fabric to cover the staples. Aleene's glue works fast and its clear when it dries which is great and if you by mistake place it in the wrong place you can just take a damp cloth and wipe it off. 


When cutting the trim add some glue to the end so it does not fray. Here is the finished product!




Back of the chair


Side of the chair towards the back. I covered all the seams of the chair with trim.


My puppy really wanted to be part of the picture you can see part of his tale. hehe


Here is the final look of the chair!





Here are the materials I used and the total amount I spent on this dumpster dive free chair.

1. Ikea fabric $20.00 (5 1/2 yards)
2. Staples & gun ( own)
3. Batting $11.00
4. Foam $38.00 (on sale)
5. Black fabric $ 4.00 (2 yards)
6. Trim $17.00 ( 8 yards)
7. Aleene's glue (own)
8. Nails $1.50
9.Tack remover $4.00
10. Extra pliers $2.00

Total cost: $97.50


Thank you everyone for joining me on this journey. I hope you all get inspired and do a chair of your own! Feel free to leave a comment if you need more pictures or help and i'll try my best!

Here are the other post on how this chair came to be.

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99 comments:

Cinthya said...

Lauren, Are you sure you're not a secret upholsterer on the side? This chair turned so incredible. It's amazing. You did such a great job.

Robin said...

FABulous chair!

I stopped by to follow you on the Linky Party Hop. I hope that you get a chance to do the same! :-)

http://robinsnestquilting.blogspot.com/

Elle and Lou said...

This chair is just sensational! And for the price too. You have positioned the pattern to perfection. Wow!!!!!

4you-withlove said...

OMG..so glad I came to see the finished product...it's AMAZING!!!!! You should be so happy! You will get a lot of enjoyment out of this chair!

Terry said...

I have upholstered chairs before and know the kind of work that is involved. You not only have the most unique chair fabric that I have ever seen, but the final outcome is just outstanding. Great look, great job.

Pieced Pastimes said...

Great job and the fabric is just beautiful! Found you via the Linky hop and have become your newest Linky follower. Look forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps follow me back.

Dusty McRae said...

Happy to find your blog through the Linky Blog Hop! I'm a new Linky Follower! Hope you can swing by and visit me at www.dusty-mcrae.blogspot.com if you have a free moment. Blessings!

Gayle Page-Robak said...

What a wonderful re-do of the chair...beautifully done! TFS. I am now a follower of your blog and look forward to return visits. I invite you to join me as well on my blog at http://atastefultouch.blogspot.com
Hugs, Gayle.

Jen Lossing said...

WOW!! What a transformation! This looks awesome. I love the fabric choice. So very unique. Great job!

Kimberly Ditty said...

Great job on the chair, Lauren! We found you through the blog hop...we'll be following you and looking forward to more of your posts! :) Kim http://freefamilyfunactivities.blogspot.com

Clairejustine said...

Wow you did a great job,thanks for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

The Bold Abode said...

Fantastic! That fabric is incredible...I'm swooning!

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

What a beautiful chair! The teamwork paid off ;o)

amy of the salvage collection said...

gorgeous, just gorgeous! the fabric you selected is perfect with the shape of the chair.

way to go!

Our Delightful Home said...

You did an amazing job! I would love for you to stop by and link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Mrs. Delightful
Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

Ann said...

This is a magnificent reupholster! I absolutely love it.

Katie said...

Wow!! This is amazing! I love the bold fabric you used! You seriously did a great job!

Magali@TheLittleWhiteHouse said...

Your work here is breathtaking. It takes real talent to do what you've done with this chair, not only did you manage the technical part, but your choice of fabric works amazingly well.

Erin of Salvaged Whimsy said...

Truly stunning transformation. I love how you arranged the fabric so it looks like a graphic flower print. Just gorgeous!

the cape on the corner said...

that chair look a flippin mazing. i can't believe you did that yourself. that fabric is super different, and i love it.

Shannon @ COZY HOME SCENES said...

You are brave for tackling this on your own. My mom has make slipcovers, and even that was hard, so I know reupholstering is even harder. You did a great job, and I love that trim!

Thanks for sharing this on the Your Cozy Home Party.

Twice Nice said...

Gorgeous fabric choice!

Eileen said...

Loren, this is just beautiful. You are one talented lady. I love the fabric and the trim. Love the black arm too! Awesome

Kim Sasse said...

This looks AMAZING! I'm even more excited to this in person tomorrow. Awesome job! Give Ed a pat on the back from me :)

Tricia said...

This is spectacular. LOVE the fabric and the placement! Very, very cool!

Little Gumnut said...

wow, what a transformation! I've been reupholstering a sofa friends of ours found for us on the side of the road. Have just got the last bit to do at the back but I am stuck for lack of knowing where to look for upholstery tacks!!! Grrr. One day! I might use normal nails and then use your idea of glueing on decorative braid!

Donene said...

Wow, this chair is awesome! Love it!

Taunnie said...

Wow, you did an incredible job. Your chair looks very professional and something you'd see in an upscale boutique for around a $1,000. Kudos!

Bethany Reine' said...

this is one of the most amazing chair makeovers i have ever seen. the fabric is stunning!

debe said...

This is amazing! I love the fabric, I love the little accent from the rope, I LOVE the chair!

You done GOOD woman!

Amber said...

great job! Thanks for the instructions.

The fabric caught my eye- I just used identical material to create a wall hanging:

http://sugarsugarhouse.com/2012/01/03/frugal-fabric-wall-art/

Kim@My Fairytale Cottage said...

Hello, I'm stopping over from White Wednesday! FANTASTIC chair. I LOVE IT!! Great job you guys did! I'm really glad I found your blog, I'm your newest follower, and look forward to other posts!
Have a great day!

-Kim :)

Eclectically Vintage said...

The chair itself is amazing - the shape (and the fact that it was free!!). I've never upholstered anything but your great tutorial made me want to try - although I doubt mine would turn out that great. Love the mod fabric on the vintage chair too. New GFC and Linky follower.
Kelly

Katie Goldsworthy said...

Seriously, this is one of the most awesome reupholstered chairs I have ever seen! The fabric couldn't be cooler and you did a great job. It was nice seeing the process. I realize now that I've been doing too much sewing on my chair reupholstery jobs!
LOVE this. I'll be featuring on FB later this week!
Thanks for sharing it at Creatively Living!
--Katie

Bekah said...

This is so awesome! I have a chair exactly like this that I need to reupholster. I'm so intimidated by it, though. Yours looks like it was done by a pro!

Maria Kitching said...

OMG, this chair looks fabulous. I love the fabric.

Tiffany said...

Wow! What a transformation!!

Meeha Meeha said...

I just came over from Creation Corner! Great job, it looks professionally done. I especially like your choice of fabric :)

How to Nest for Less said...

Loren, this is breathtaking!! Love the choice of fabric. Thanks so much for sharing at my first ever linky party, too!

Natalie Dixon said...

I love this SO much! The fabric is stunning!!! I have a chair in my garage that's been there for almost a year and I think you just gave me the push I need to get working on it! I took it all apart last year, but then hit a wall. I'd love it if you shared this at my party! Great job! http://www.aturtleslifeforme.com/2012/02/share-wow-wednesday-giveaway.html

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Magnificent transformation. Love the bold fabric, and finishing details.

Ginger Zuck said...

Wow-zerrrr!! I am so impressed. Turned out stunning and I love the pattern of the fabric. Can you come live with me for a while?? A really long time??? I could keep you busy, that's for sure.

The Moerks said...

Stunning!

freckled laundry said...

Loren! That's insanely awesome. I saw your progress photos last week and was looking forward to the final. You surely pulled this one off. Wow. Can't believe it's the same chair. Using a patterned fabric like that is no easy task. Thank you for sharing with air your laundry Friday. xo Jami

Sugarr2518 said...

Wow! This chair fabulous:) The print is something else! I've never seen any kinda print like that!

Amy said...

WOW! That looks incredible! What a huge difference! I'd love for you to share here:

http://oneartmama.blogspot.com/2012/02/shine-on-fridays-15-and-some-fabulous.html

Jacki O. said...

This is just gorgeous--the little thumbnail caught my eye and made me stop. Fantastic job, beautiful chair. I'm totally jealous :) http://redheadedmommycan.blogspot.com

ruthie said...

The chair looks great! I have a couple of chairs I've wanted to recover, but been a little intimated. After seeing what you have done, I'll just give it a try!

Sewconsult said...

If there is a "oscar award" for upholstering, you have won it. The chair looks like a designer one that would cost thousands and thousands of dollars. You and hubby should be very proud.
Beckie in Brentwood, TN

Stacy Ann said...

THANK YOU!!! This is so awesome! I have almost that exact chair I got for $5 at a garage sale. Actually when I ripped it apart I found a quarter so it's really my $4.75 chair. I can't wait to get started on it thanks to your helpful posts.

Two Sides of the Rainbow said...

Wow! Gorgeous! You were brave to choose that pattern. I don't think I could have pulled it off, but it's beautiful!!

Katherines Corner said...

wholly moley! you rocked this. Your fabric selection and trim are top notch too. Well done. I bow to your skills. hopping over from the sassy sites hop xo

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Wow, that is one amazing transformation! Nicely done!

Natalie Dixon said...

Every time I look at this chair I love it more and more! It is so striking!!! Thanks for linking up to my party and I'll be sharing it on my spotlight post tonight!!!

A. Osterhout said...

I found you through Happy-go-lucky's link party. Love your chair makeover, looks amazing now!
Amy @ http://yellowhouseon3rd.blogspot.com/

Cherished Bliss said...

This turned out fabulous!! Thanks for sharing at Craft and Tell! Make sure and stop by tonight, your chair will be featured! : )

Mandy said...

Hi Loren, Thanks so much for linking up your gorgeous chair to Project Queen! I will be featuring it tonight at the highlight party. I'm a new L.F.! If you like, follow me back.

Mandy

Polly @ Helping Little Hands said...

It turned out amazing! I LOVE your fabric choice!

Sara Mae said...

OMG! this is prob one of the most amazing home projects i have seen yet!! I LOVE THIS CHAIR!!!!!!

Megan said...

Amazing! Love it! Pinning this bad boy. You should be so proud!!

Katie Goldsworthy said...

I'm featuring this tonight! Come on by and grab a button!

--Katie
@ Creatively Living

marciagd said...

SPECTACULAR!! & I mean it!

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Seriously. Impressed. Wow. Thank you so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday!

Honey at 2805 said...

Your is a spectacular job, Lauren! The choice of fabrics is fabulous! Thanks for sharing your terrific project at Potpourri Friday! I am following you via Linky and and you will do the same.

Beth F. said...

You did a good job! I really love your fabric choices, it looks so cool.

Kammy's Korner said...

WOW, I would never have the patience to do that! Your chair makes such a major statement - way to go, you should be super proud of yourself!! I love Ikea fabric!

Sandy & Butch said...

The fabric just makes this chair! It actually looks kinda retro art deco. Love it!

Jaime Lyn at Crafty Scrappy Happy said...

I completely and totally love your chair! You refinished it to perfection! Thank you SO much for linking up!!! I am featuring it tomorrow!!!
Jaime from crafty scrappy happy

Ruth said...

I love this chair transformation. It is so gorgeous. The fabric is perfect for it. Spectacular!!
Ruth

Desiree @ The 36th AVENUE said...

Girl... STICKER for you! Featuring your AMAZING chair on my blog today!

{Steph} said...

Gorgeous!! I'm so impressed. :)

~Steph @ Silver Boxes

The Shady Porch said...

Amazing transformation! You and the hubby did a super job too. I like your bold fabric choice. I also agree it's good to do projects with the hubby, although it does get bumpy sometimes, it's awesome when you accomplish something together! Thanks for sharing!

" me " said...

waw!!!!!!!!

Anonymous said...

The chair is amazing!!!! Wow, I have got to try my hand at reupholstering.... but, I've always thought it would probably be too difficult for me to handle! Thanks for the tutorial! You have totally inspired me!Again, that is one beautiful chair.

Sarah said...

WOW - great job and finished now! Love it! Thanks for sharing at Dwell on Fridays!

Katie Adams said...

Oh my goodness. This is absolutely gorgeous! I would love for you to share this with my readers on my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party. http://thecraftyblogstalker.blogspot.com/2012/02/blog-stalking-thursday-29.html

Honey at 2805 said...

You are featured today on Potpourri Friday!

Would you think about turning off your word verification below. It sure slows things down and Blogger does a very good job of catching spam. I am never had a comment get through that was bad.

Brooke said...

OMG! Love, love, love it!! AWESOME fabric!
http://junkparlor.blogspot.com

Terry said...

Your chair turned out beautiful! I can't get over the transformation and love all the pictures and tutorials. Thanks for linking up, this will be one of my top five picks of the week. I hope you have time to come back again this weekend and show another project...love the idea that both you and hubby worked on this!

I'm Busy Procrastinating said...

Found you at a link party. I love the way the fabric swirls around the chair, giving it such movement. I have a chair I purchased for $4 at Goodwill that I've been procrastinating about. This gives me a push to do it!

Bonnie Schulte said...

Beautiful. What incredible fabric, and what a professional job.

Lori @ Projects Plenty said...

What a lovely chair. You did a fantastic job... love the finishing detail of the trim. Going to check out the other tutorial posts about this upholstery project. THanks for sharing.

Lori

Peetu said...

Wow.. this is really beautiful.. Love the fabric print..

Confessions of a Stay at Home Mommy said...

Thanks for linking up to last week's Tuesday Confessional. You've been featured so stop by and grab a brag button!
http://www.craftyconfessions.com/2012/02/incredible-tuesday-confessional.html
~Macy
www.craftyconfessions.com

Claire said...

Love what you've done to this chair! I'm your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Courtney @ {not so homemade} said...

This turned out so cute! I've got a chair I need to reupholster but didn't know where to start! Now I have an idea :) Thanks for sharing!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Hi Loren,

Just to let you know that I am featuring you today:
http://www.finecraftguild.com/best-home-decor-creative-diy-ideas/

You are entitled to wear our ‘Featured’ badge on your blog,
which you can find in the site top menu under ‘featured’.
You deserve the honour as your project is just absolutely GREAT.

Thank you in advance for linking back if/as you do.

Have a happy day,
Rose

Kaysi said...

WOW!!! What an amazing transformation!

gail said...

Kaysi, took the words right out of my mouth... amazing chair transformation.
you make it look easy, someday I'm going to attempt this. :)
gail

Johanna - Taloja ja Toiveita said...

Gorgeous! I could have never manage to do the same! WOW!

Holly Lefevre said...

That is gorgeous. Great bold fabric choice.

The DIY Show Off said...

Beautiful job! Great tutorial series too! ;)

Kathryn J Cain said...

i would let you upholster any chair.this was a challenge and you rocked it...

Honey at 2805 said...

Beautiful job and tutorial! I would be delighted for you to link it to Potpourri Friday, in progress and register for the $50 gift card from Shabby Apple!

Lisa Renata said...

I love love love how this turned out. And the fabric you chose is amazing. I'm yet to re-upholster a big piece like this, it always intimidates me, but you sure battled those fears. Good for you.,

Erin said...

Stunning makeover to this chair! Love it.

Nancy Bandzuch said...

the fabric is, simply put, amazing. Wow. I would LOVE to own that chair. WOW.
Thanks for linking up to the oldies party this week--the new party will be live on Monday night.
AND, I'm excited to be featuring this oldie, but definitely a goodie!
Nancy

Lauren Lanker said...

Whoah. That was a MAJOR transformation. It looks so lush and elegant now...and it is calling my name to sit in it and cozy up with a good book.

I've been reading a lot of upholstery tutorials recently, and it really does seem like a TON of work...but well worth it! Might muster up the courage to take on my own someday.

Warmly,
Lauren
The Thinking Closet

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

I love how your chair came out, and I would love to feature it, if that would be ok please let me know
lauren