Thursday, April 15, 2010

Getting Comfy

I was lucky enough to have my Mom come hang out with me during spring break....lucky for me, not so much for her- I made her work! She taught me some new craft/sewing techniques and she helped me tackle quite a few projects.  Thanks Mom!

Our most challenging and time-consuming project was reupholstering a chair.  Back in Jan I found this chair at a Goodwill for 50% off (did you know they have sales?), grand total- $10.  Sadly, there were no identifying mark to determine the date or producer, but it appears sturdy and well made.

After some analysis and measuring, it was time to take it apart.


It took awhile, and I was left with sore hands.  The rebuilding phrase was a bit frustrating at points, but so worth it.


Doesn't the green look awesome with the white?  I wish the green fabric was in good enough condition to salvage. 

The finished product:

Isn't my new sewing chair stylish? 

Break down:
chair- $10
paint- approximately1 qt, about $10
batting and piping- about $5
fabric- $15
Total- $40 


Emily said...

Ummmm, I LOVE It. It looks so chic and fresh. Awesome work, Leigh (and Leigh's mom!).

Leigh @ Kesler Expressler said...

Looks great! What an awesome deal on the chair, too!

Kristen @ Miss Prissy Paige said...

Looks awesome. I love the fabric choice, do you remember the fabric name?

The white really pops!

Kelly said...

LOVE the fabric! Good work!

Lauren said...

That chair looks awesome!! Great fabric choice and I love how it looks with the white!

Anonymous said...

What a great little chair you've got there! You and your mom did a wonderful job. I love that you saw that ugly chair and knew something great could be made from're just so crafty!

Leigh said...

Thanks for all the love guys! Kristen, when I find the paper with the fabric name I'll email you.