Next week I'll have a finished pansy to show and then the blog is going to pivot to a slightly different craft across time. I'm going to attempt to reupholster this beautiful chair:
The first question people ask when I tell them about this is, "Why? Wouldn't it be cheaper to just get a new one?". There are several reasons to reupholster this chair in particular:
The next question is, "Have you ever done reupholstery?". I've only done simple things like dining room chairs and ottomans. Nothing that needed more than cutting and stapling so this is by far the most ambitious project I've started. I've been watching videos and I have some library resources. I'm going to take it pretty slow and take a lot of pictures and mark everything clearly. I originally thought maybe I could keep some of the original fabric but it's nearly impossible to match or find a good contrast to the burnt orange fabric. I'll have to recover the whole thing and I'll update this blog every week with the progress.
I know you're thinking, can you get some of that really cool fabric in the first picture that's on the foot rest and arms? Even if I could, getting it lined up and straight on the chair is a level of difficulty I'm not going to attempt.
8/16/2020 12:37:51 pm
You can do it!! Looking forward to seeing the pix.
8/16/2020 01:57:03 pm
Thanks for the vote of confidence. I'm sure it will be an adventure.
8/18/2020 03:56:00 pm
Loved the pictures! Good luck. I’m sure you will do an awesome job!
11/30/2021 07:06:23 pm
I know what you mean about keeping those older pieces of petite sized furniture one inherits. Few and far between! At first I imagined maybe you were planning to cover the bare spots with freeform crochet pieces. I know, that's just me lol.
12/3/2021 10:50:28 am
Updates soon! I have another chair that I'm planning on covering with crochet pieces but that might take even longer since I'm using size 10 thread.
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I'm from Minnesota and have been crocheting since 2003. I inherited a box full of Workbasket Magazines from my mother-in-law and became obsessed with the vintage patterns.