I must say, some mornings I just wake up and want to share the joy... We just love you guys/gals and consider you all family (well some of you are actually family). We would invite you all to come over for a big ol’ family dinner and games, but I’m pretty sure this quaint farmhouse wouldn’t contain the masses of this very special family.
Besides that, some of you might not ever leave and as much as we love you, we don’t really want your pajama-clad rears camping out on our couch for months at a time...
So... Now that i am finally wrapping up with the mudding, scraping, and texturing touch-ups on our eternal (figurative, not literal) wall/ceiling project, I am freed up to talk to you about furniture and our life happenings. Yay!
I tried my hand at a little upholstery recently when I knocked this sweet hall chair out of the park (CONFIDENCE! …not arrogance!), and wanted to share my findings…
I wanted this chair to have a fully padded seat; SO how do I accomplish that and still manage to mount the seat you ask? Well do you remember the additional bracing I put on the chair? Yes, I drilled holes in them and through the seat, then I installed T-Nuts and checked the fit... voila it fits!
On to the upholstery!
So I knew i wanted this seat to be about two inches thick, luckily our local store notoriously known for the crazy’s (starts with a Wal and ends with a Mart… but who’s naming names?) had a two pack of one inch foam for seven bones. This could be a cheap alternative for someone needing thick foam. I quickly got out my spray adhesive and adhered them suckers together with spray-adhesive. Then I adhered it to the seat and went to carving with my electric knife. Ironically it was also bought at the same store for seven dollars.
Foam installed – check!
After stapling a double layer of batting; I pulled out my freshly ironed fabric (yes we iron our fabric) and placed it neatly on the seat. I lined it up to be on center (attention to detail is essential), and began stapling, being careful not to pull too tight to avoid a bumpy/uneven edge. I actually had to remove some staples and re-staple it because of this.
And then cut off the excess fabric.
There you have it… one upholstered seat!
We did the same for the back: foam… batting… staple!
I wasn’t too worried about the staples showing on the back of the chair because the upholstery tacks will cover them.
If you're interested in our tutorial deomonstrating how to apply Upholstery Tacks in a STRAIGHT LINE... click here!
Wow, you all truly are family... forced to listen to my ramblings like that unwanted relative you just can’t shake. We all have one. And if you say you don’t you know it means, you (like me) are that one... HA!
Anywho, if you’re looking for more upholstering tutorials or inspiration, you can click here or here!
Have you been working on any good projects lately? Or have any stories of crazy relatives? Or taken pictures of yourself with inanimate objects staged as a smoking gun? I figured as much.