In January I shared the post 2013 Kickoff, highlighting my efforts to reupholster a chair and ottoman.
We bought this chair almost 10 years ago with the intention of having it recovered. It was always in the back of my mind to try making a slipcover.
Like many good intentions the chair remained in it's original, ratty state but became a favorite down in L.'s Man Cave as his commander chair.
Before L. left for the spring semester he helped me open up the bottom and retie the springs plus calculate and pick out the new fabric.
Since, I have worked steadily on cutting, pinning, sewing and recycling all piping and the zipper for the re-do.
Here, two months later, is the completed chair. It has come together better than I anticipated.
The cushion gave me the most trouble with several seams ripped out and resewn but that was to get a better fit. And, as in most projects I can sit and see all the problem areas, but for my first upholstery project I am quite pleased.
My new year list of minor home repairs is slowly being accomplished but the call of the sewing machine was too loud to ignore.
There isn't another furniture project in the near future, I'm still gauging how much I enjoyed the process, but the possibility exists.
What are you working on?