November's Fab Furniture Flippin' Contest was sponsored by Minted and the theme was "taking a seat".
When I went to the Minted site, it was like being in an adult candy store! So many gorgeous things and fabrics. It really was hard for me to decide what to order since there were so many beautiful choices, but I finally I ordered my fabric and it came very quickly.
|Petaled Echo and Chestnuts Fabric|
The first step in this transformation was to take off the old terry cloth fabric and remove the staples ( this is my least favorite part of upholstering!). After removing about a million staples, I sanded the dark wood frame.
I then sealed the wood with tung oil and let it dry overnight.
To make the pattern for the chair I placed the old fabric on top of the new fabric and cut the same shape, but about 2-3 inches bigger.
Once the Petaled Echo fabric was cut, I stapled it on to the chair. I am definitely not a professional upholsterer, but I tried my best.
I then cut the fabric very close to the staple line and attached the gimp with my hot-glue gun. I was going to attempt double welting to hide the staples, but ran out of time.
I am loving the bold green color and print!
|My new chair in my office|
|I love the natural wood|
I upholstered the back of the chair with the other fabric I received called Chestnut.
Please check out all the entries for November and our Fabulous Hosts!