Friday, September 2, 2011

- First Upholstery Project and First Blogging Post

Well, I didn't know that this project would be the start of a long journey. I did not take any pictures of the before as I had no intentions of starting this blog.

I want to start by thanking Kate at Centsational girl blog  because she is my inspiration when it comes to refinishing furniture.

I started looking into this when we started looking for two additional seatings for the dinining table. We had 6 chairs but our dining table can fit 8 easily. My husband suggested Craiglist. It was my first time looking at used furniture on the net. After a short search I found 2 chairs in similar shape to our chairs. They were brown with dark navy fabrics. My husband started laughing when I told him that I wanted to buy them.

After sanding (my husband's job as I hate sanding,) I spray painted with "Rustoleum Heirloom White" to macth my existing dining chairs. Some more sanding I matched the antique effect of my other chairs.  Finally, upholestry (step-by-step guide will follow in later posts.)
Initial choice of fabric:



Then I changed my mind because I felt that I need something that is more elegant and formal




Here is a picture of my upholstered DIY chair next to the original chairs that came with the dining set.


Actually, I love my DIY chair better than the original ones. It is comfy, elegant, and cheaper.
Some of the details



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THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT.

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11 comments:

  1. The chair came out really sweet and the fabric is lovely!

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  2. So glad that I changed m ymind about the first fabric, this one is shiny and glamorous :)

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  3. I agree your second fabric choice is really nice! It turned out great..love the legs on the new chairs.

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  4. Just beautiful. The legs are awesome and both fabrics were great, beautiful choices. You've got an eye for decorating.

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  5. Great job!! The chairs turned out great and I agree-they look even better than the ones that you spent much more for! I'm enjoying your blog-you've got some amazing re-dos!!

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  6. @rvelazquez
    I agree about the fabric I used the other one in the TV room :) thx for your comments

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  7. @Tracy thx alot Im a begginer here and those encouraging words are so precious

    @Tauja thx alot and my chairs are more comfortable :) keep on visiting I have a million thing to post

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  8. I love the way your chairs turned out! Isn't that fabric just amazing? I am so in love with it. :)

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  9. Wow - your projects are really great. You manage to bring them all up to date fabulously !! Well done, the silver dresser is one I've been planning too. Yours has made up my mind now.... thanks. I'll be back.

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  10. I love your style, and am a new reader, creating over at http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/2012 - please come on by and say hi - Tanya :)

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