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.