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upholstering my antique chair

Added Jun 3, 2010

by horsegal305

Unionville, Tenn...




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I bought this old chair many years ago at a yard sale for $2.00. The upholstery was in bad shape. It is stuffed with straw like materials. So, I recovered it. I wanted something vibrant and loud, so I wen’t with this red and white outdoor fabric from Hancock’s. This is not a profesional job, but I think it came out pretty good.

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outdoor fabric from Hancock’s




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    Sep 11, 2010, 08.20 AMby tasallison

    great work..i know upholstery can be tricky!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 06.20 PMby ashchaser

    OOooh I love this so much, it was definitely worth the $2! You should create a little how to on this cause I know I’m hoping to try this soon, and you did so well!

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      Jun 6, 2010, 05.36 AMby horsegal305

      I would, but I didn’t really have a plan, I just nipped and tucked, lol. I sewed the back top and that was it, the rest was donr with a stapler. Thanks for the lovely comment.
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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.39 PMby frankiesoup

    Wow! That chair looks like it cost a lot of money! The classic fabric really makes it look expensive – go you!

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      Jun 6, 2010, 05.37 AMby horsegal305

      Thanks, I am very thrifty and try to avoid spending a lot of money :)

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    Jun 3, 2010, 03.09 PMby tamezdc

    great job!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 01.48 PMby Ashley Bolen

    that is adorable fabric! i have and ugly mustard-cushioned chair at home that ive always wanted to try this on!!

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      Jun 6, 2010, 05.38 AMby horsegal305

      If you sew and use patterns and all, than you should be fine. It really takes a crafty eye to cut the fabric and all.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 12.15 PMby Natalia *

    I WANT THAT CHAIR!!! It looks fantastic.

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    Jun 3, 2010, 09.52 AMby fairyprincess

    Very nice job indeed!

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    Jun 3, 2010, 04.23 AMby cyclades

    I love the fabric and the chair looks really expensive!!! Nice job!

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