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