Tuesday, November 24, 2009

A great big TA DA!!!

I Started working on these chairs last week. ( )But I just finished the second chair tonight. Well almost finished it...Remember my placemat pillows? Well this is another placemat, I split it open and stuffed it and it looked HORRIBLE!!! So, When I was sewing pieces of the chair, I grabbed a scrap of fabric, and a pillow I had bought at Value Village for $2.00 and made an envelope style pillow cover. I just sewed the placemat to the fabric, then folded the fabric and sewed the two sides together and stuffed the (Down and feather) Value village pillow wrapped in batting right inside.
I don't usually buy pillows second hand, but this one was brand new, and feather!

This is the first zipper I have done in about 25 years. I am tired tonight from doing all the apholstery, and I am not good at sewing when I am tired, so the second one will have to wait until tomorrow after work.
(Amazing! It actually functions!)
And here they are in all their new beauty! Just pretend the second chair has her cushion cover on.

I set the chairs in front of the fireplace for a reason.
We have lived in this house for 9 years this weekend.
I have asked for a more traditional mantle and surround for 8 of those years.
I am going to tackle that myself.
But if you can do it so can I!
At least that is what I tell myself as I look at your blog pages!
It helps me sleep better!
This is my first attempt at reapholstering, and I think I have the hang of it now.
I am going to find a great big ottoman to go with them!
And maybe some wingback chairs,
Or a fancy little loveseat,
Then I can move the monstrosity of the couch back into the man cave!
Where it belongs!



  1. Great job Chelle. Just call Angie, she is not afraid of power tools AT ALL!!

  2. Oh Karyn, you did an AMAZING job on those club chairs!! They are lovely. Now, I have a few upholstery/slipcover projects I've been procrastinating on and your post here has given me the nudge I've needed. Thank you so much!

  3. They look awesome! You might need to head over here and [do my three re-upolstering projects for me] show me how it's done. ;) Zippers...*shudder*....they scare me. Great job! Thanks for sharing!

  4. Wow. wow. wow. That is fabulous. Oh how I wish I could sew like that! Congrats on a project well done! Thanks for linking up.


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