Monday, October 8, 2012

Orange You Glad I'm Finished?

I sure am! I can't believe that I haven't shared this with you yet. I finally finished upholstering my orange chair! 

Remember these guys? These orange chairs I've been carting around since we lived in San Antonio?

You may remember that I took an upholstery class here in Altus in order to learn how to recover these bad boys.

The upholstery class was 8 weeks long and during that time I was becoming more and more pregnant. By the end of the class I was about 8 months along. Pregnant upholstery in 100 degree weather was not the most fun I've had but I'm glad I did it but I'm also glad it's over with!

I ripped apart, updated the arms, sustained injuries, sewed more than I've ever sewn in my life but I finally finished! I just forgot to share it with you because Sawyer showed up and it completely slipped my mind.

Now all finished and sitting happily in our living room!

The fabric is a light color but I had a Teflon finish put on it so it's easy to clean In fact during the upholster process I bled on it and my teacher (bless his heart) sweat all over it (ew!) and all marks and stains wiped completely clean! So it's beed easy to care for with 3 yr old Con-Man running around.

The only issue I have now is that I have one beige chair and one orange chair. Oops...

I originally took the upholstery class so I could fix up one chair then upholster the second one on my own. Little did I know is that not only did I choose chairs that are incredibly hard to reupholster (mostly sewing, not a lot of stapling) but the fabric I bought is hard to work with. It's a leather look vinyl so it's thick and stretchy. 

I'm still debating whether to take the upholstery class a second time to work in the other chair or let the pros handle it this time. We'll see.

Linking here


Ashley@AttemptsAtDomestication said...

Good for you for getting it done! I think it looks great! :)

Courtney said...

Fantastic Rachelle!! Huge kudos to you, it would not have been easy to do so well done!!! Love the color choice, it so suits the chair shape:)

the cape on the corner said...

oh my gosh, such a tailored look. congrats on your hard work!

concrete slab said...

That is such a awesome thing to do. Congrats on them for doing such a great thing.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

what a HUGE difference! lovely!

Amy Lynn said...

Wow! that is an awesome transformation. I'd go for a print on the other one just to give it a bit of pop and fun.
I have a couple of couches that I have never like the fabric on - but I do not really like the shape, so it would be a major redoing to tackle the project.
~Amy @ Permanent Kisses

Stuff and Nonsense said...

i'm impressed
with the great job
you did

i love how it turned out

thanks for sharing
at Fridays Unfolded

now following!


Tammy said...

Wow, you did a great job! I would have thought that from the square look of the chair that it would have been easier than others, but I guess not. :) Thank you so much for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

suzyq said...

I can't tell you how impressed I am with this - what an amazing job!!!
I keep hoping someone will do classes here but so far have not come across anything!
Definitely your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time!