My mom came to visit this weekend. We always get some project done during her visits and my house is that much closer to being complete. Our project this weekend was to reupholster a chair. I had picked up this Danish modern chair a couple years ago on Craigslist for $20. It was never terribly comfortable and the Hobbit hated it. Plus, my cat June went to town on the back and it was leaking stuffing.
Please excuse the messy office. It's "in progress."
Getting the cushions off the frame and tearing off the fabric was the hardest part. It was disgusting too as 40 years of dust would puff up every time I tore a bit more fabric off. The frame got a quick sanding and a coat of Minwax's wood stain in Jacobean. I really like the color and it seems to be a good candidate for when we stain the dining table.
P.S. If you get wood stain on your face, do not use that orange pumice hand cleaner stuff to get it off. Big mistake.
My mom sewed the cushions for me out of IKEA fabric and made her own piping. My contribution was making the fabric-covered buttons. It's kind of addicting.
Not bad for a first time.
If you can keep the original fabric intact when you take a chair apart, do it. Ours was too deteriorated and shredded to keep intact, but I think it would have looked better if we had some sort of pattern to work off of. Still, it looks sooo much better and it was a lot of fun trying something new in interior decorating.
I also switched out pillows on the couch. The ones that I had before were fine, but I was a little tired of them. Once we buy a daybed for the office, they will go in there.
These seem to go together much better.
This one is my favorite. I could never afford artwork by Don Carney, but I can have a little piece of him in my home. We bought this at ABC Carpet and Home in New York during our honeymoon. I finally got around to buying a pillow insert for it.
I got this on sale from the Alexander Girard collection at Urban Outfitters. I have an IKEA rug that is a blatant ripoff of Girard's work so at least they'll match once I move it to the living room. :)
I love changes! The Hobbit is looking forward to when the house will be complete, but I'll probably want to redecorate when that day comes. Poor guy.