Sunday, July 29, 2012

Houndstooth Reupholstered Chair

Our new reading chair

I was searching Craigslist and found someone who was selling this old chair for $25. It was made in the 1960's-70's. It looks gross, but it had solid construction and was made in North Carolina, which is always a good sign. 

I'm such a sucker. I went for one, but ended up buying both their hideous chairs. 

It took me forever to gut the chair. I basically ripped out every seam and staple.

And then ended up with this...

After I gutted the chair, I ordered a Houndstooth fabric. It was versatile enough to use in any room. The fabric cost me waaaay more than the chair. But it was really worth it because I always end up not loving end product if I don't really love the fabric.

The fabric was so thick I had to hand cover these buttons because the conventional kit wouldn't work. One reason why this project took so long. 

My $70 sewing maching busted after 4 years. When I took it to the shop to have it serviced, they said, "Oh please. Just buy another one." Made sense since it cost $150 to get it fixed. So shout-outs to Chief and Amazon Prime. You guys are awesome.

And my mom was in town to help with the piping.


 Finished! (not really...but good enough)

Lesson Learned:

Somethings are trash. Somethings are not. If only it were easy to know the difference.