Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Upholstered French Side Chair

Nancy had this chair for a long time and I offered to reupholster it for her.  It had been sitting in the corner of Loot, since we opened with just the stuffing, since she had removed the previous fabric. I love the lines of this French chair with the round back and curved legs.  Unfortunately, I do not have a before picture.  

Nancy painted the frame of the chair with French Linen Chalk Paint and then I applied clear and dark wax before upholstering.

Nancy and I went to our local fabric store and picked out this fun, linen, zebra-striped fabric.  

I cut the fabric pieces for the front, back, and seat and then I procrastinated upholstering it for over a month.  I am not always confident with my upholstering skills and sometimes I put off working on projects that intimidate me.  I would love to find the time to take an upholstery class to learn more.  I do not know how to make double welting yet, so for now I used natural, linen-colored gimp to cover up the upholstery staples.  

Upholstering this chair was easier than I anticipated and my mom's pneumatic staple gun, no doubt, helped immensely.  

This post is linked to the parties on my sidebar.


Decor & Harmony said...

This chair looks great :) I love the fabric choice, I highly recommend taking a few upholstery classes it is so worth it. Come on by for a blog visit where you can checkout my upholstered pieces, have a great day.

samaa said...

I'm in love with your chair - it looks fab! You did a beautiful job :) That fabric is amazing, I'm smitten! And the gimp looks great too, the perfect finishing touch!

Stacey said...

Lovely and fresh! So sassy!
Great job on a tough project!
Please come by to link up to my party happening NOW - I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Haverford House said...

This turned out great and I love the zebra print! Perfect! ~Marcy

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

I love the chair and the fabric.


Vicky said...

Can I come live in that chair? That is fab!!!

Mrs. Handyverger said...

Oh, I love the funky zebra print on the classic lines of that chair! Beautiful.

Cassie Bustamante said...

i love it! it's fun, edgy, and chic!

Ivy and Elephants said...

The chair is beautiful. I love animal prints and zebra is one of my favorites. You really did a fab job. I would love it if you could share this wonderful post at our WIW linky party. Hope to see you there.


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