So brooke and I were bored today so we finally decided to finish the chair- yep the one that has been sitting in my basement for about a year- the one I spotted in the okotoks junkyard and knew it could be beautiful. the one Keshia and I strapped into the back of her truck and drove all the way back with the help of an english rugby player thats right -adventures adventures with this chair. So this is the before shot...
all of the fabric off except the bottom- we sanded the edges and painted the wood a white color but not to thick because we're going to antique it later- you would not believe what we found in this chair- old grandma lipgloss a paintbrush money pencils and pens legos ect...it was like a treasure chest.
We took off the cardboard backing and the batting to redo the tufted buttons- we just bought these at the fabric store- usually you cover them with fabric but I loved the whimsical look the big white buttons looked so we kept them white- we used embroidery thread to sew the buttons on- brooke stood on one side while I was on the other shed thread it through and id push it back and tie them- so this chair is going to be mega sturdy- heaven knows I'll need it with my boys!
AND HERES THE AFTER!!! I think it turned out freakin amazing I have to say- we took our time and decided to figure out the tufting even if it took us all day long. We are now expert upholsterers! We even did it with 4 kids who really really wanted to sit in it the whole time we were redoing it.
I love the scrollwork and how fresh the white paint makes it look.
our white buttons and close ups of the tufting
We still need to get trim to put around the edges to really give it a clean finish- but all in all I think it looks polished and gorgeous- I was actually a little surprised it turned out so great. Also surprised me that we really didn't end up using the old fabric as a pattern we just started with the fabrics center pattern and worked our way out from the middle. the fabric wasnt long enough so we have 2 seams on the front- you cant really see them because of the tufts- so that worked out well.
I'm officially in love...and can not wait to do my couch!- all white? black and white damask? the possibilities are endless! I just need a great deal on upholstery fabric- this chair used about 5 meters- I can't imagine what that couch is going to need.
A huge shoutout to Brooke who helped me figure it out! And worked all day with me on it.