Monday, October 24, 2011

I did this thing

So, months and months ago, I bought this chair. It had good bones, but gross everything else. I got it so that I could re-upholster it in my great upholstery class. The chair was in pretty terrible shape. It was not padded correctly, and the person who had upholstered it before me took  a lot of shortcuts.
While I was taking it apart I realized that the ugly yellow and brown tweed fabric was masking the original hideous green upholstery underneath.
Hidden within the fabric I found such gems as: Mike's Hard Lemonade labels, some cardboard from a Schlitz beer package, several greasy pennies, and loose tacks. It's like this chair wanted to give me tetanus. (Well screw you chair! I got my tetanus shot about six years ago! It felt like my arm was going to fall off but now I know it was worth it!)
After I picked out my pretty red velvety fabric to replace the musty old moldy-green color, I was on my way.

Many, MANY weeks went by as I worked to make this chair as sleek and modern-ly beautiful as I knew it could be.
I hammered in endless tacks and I did lots of hand-sewing and I smoothed and measured and blah blah blah.
Taaaaaaaa DAAAAAAAAAA!
She is beautiful, no? Also, the cats love her - so far only for sleeping and not for clawing.

I love it.

6 comments:

Sarah Berry said...

WOW! Wow, wow, wow!!

Well done!

The Perfect Space said...

It's SO much better than the recliner that was there. I can't wait to see it in real life!

lillibet said...

Gorgeous work!

Shelley said...

That is, indeed, a pretty damn snazzy chair. Brava!

die Frau said...

That is so frigging impressive. Seriously, you amaze me. It's gorgeous!

Wonderland said...

It's AMAZING!! True hidden talent you got there.