My BFF friend from the North came down and spent some time with me a few years ago. We had a lot of fun shopping, eating, talking, crafting, etc..... you get the picture. Anyway, one thing I asked my friend to do for me, was to help me recover a chair.
Now I am not into re-upholstery, but this was a special chair. It belonged to my hubby's Aunt, and I believe it was her mother's chair. Which would have been my hubby's Grandmother. We acquired the chair when dh's aunt was moving into assisted living, as she was not able to take all her furniture with her.
I wish I had taken a picture of the chair before we started this fabric removal. It appears to have been covered once before.
But you can see the basic bones of this chair. The seat of the chair had straw for the stuffing. I decided to leave the straw inside, and just recover it with batting.
My sweet friend worked and worked on that chair. She knew how to take the old upholstery off and use it as a pattern for the replacement fabric.
My friend brought that massive staple gun with her from the North! I'm so glad that she had the tools.
And now, this is how the chair turned out.............
Isn't it great? I so love this chair. I think the fabric really compliments this type of chair. I have enough fabric left over to make pillows for my couch.
So the chair has been handed down, recycled, the fabric was salvaged and a very special friend re-did the upholstery. Yay!
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