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A Busy Weekend (And Up To My Ears In Reupholstery Projects)

Happy Monday! I hope you had a wonderful weekend. Mine was great…although I didn’t have time to work on any projects around the condo. Oh well, there’s always next weekend!

What I DID work on was completing some reupholstery projects for a client. Lemme tell ya, I’ve been reupholstering like a mad woman! Let me show you what I did.

First of all, let me say that these items are all for this client (remember me talking about this color palette?).


Now I dove right into these projects, and then realized that I forgot to take “before” photos of them. I was able to dig up some photos that show what they looked like before, but the quality isn’t great since they’re not true “before” photos. But you’ll get the idea.

First up, six dining chairs. Now the best I can do is show you the fabric that was on the chairs before:


And now they’re covered in a nice spice fabric with green accents.



Next up is a rocking chair. Here’s the “before”:


And the “after”:



(Pay no attention to the floor. It’s all being redone.)

And last, this mission style recliner and ottoman, shown in the middle of this photo. I had a hard time finding a before pic on this, but hopefully this will suffice:


And now it looks like this:



The rocking chair and recliner/ottoman will eventually go back into the study (green room pictured above), which is the room that now looks something like this:


(These are now stained and looking GORGEOUS. More to come on that.)

Opposite this massive wall of desks and cabinets is a fireplace, and the rocking chair and recliner will form a seating area in front of that fireplace.

We’re making headway on this home! I’m looking forward to it being finished so I can show you all of the before and after room shots.

So how about you? How was your weekend? Did you work on any fun projects?

**I’m linking this post to Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch, and DIY Day at A Soft Place To Land.

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9 Comments

  • Reply
    pillowthrowdecor
    January 18, 2010 at 2:46 pm

    I'm still learning some of the finer techniques in re-upholstery but can easily see you do beautiful upholstery work. Perfect corner and welting on the rocking chair back cushion! Cheers.

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    Anonymous
    January 18, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    You really DID have a busy weekend. Great job!
    Jennie

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    itstrivial
    January 18, 2010 at 4:27 pm

    I'm repainting a desk that I found at a thrift store. These things always take more time than you think.

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    EliskaF
    January 18, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    She does do a GREAT job. I'm very pleased with the chairs. We were up till 2 a.m. moving into our desk as we are ready to put the rocking chair and recliner back in place.

    See http://www.facebook.com/photo.php?pid=30908820&l=792e4efeec&id=1396833286

    (Could not figure out how to upload the picture Kristi!)

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    Scientific Housewife
    January 19, 2010 at 1:27 am

    I wish you could reupholster the rocking chair I have in my guest room, I need it to be gold instead of pink and I have no idea how to approach it!

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    Andrea
    January 22, 2010 at 3:10 pm

    Have you ever looked into Schumacher fabric? Its AMAZING! I just got some great sample books with their newest line…i love that this is the old school company still run by the family, and their prints are dynamic, modern, but with a vintage feel. Definitely something to look into if you are reupholstering and/or looking for some new great fabrics…they are divine

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    Kristi @ Addicted 2 Decorating
    January 23, 2010 at 9:01 pm

    Scientific Housewife, if you want to send me a pic of your rocking chair, I may be able to give you some instructions on how to approach the project. If you'd like, you can send it to [email protected].

    Andrea, I've seen Schumacher fabric, but it's not a line I carry. I agree…it's gorgeous. There are SO MANY gorgeous fabric lines out there. I wish I could carry all of them. I simply don't have room in my tiny little office for more fabric books. 🙂

  • Reply
    pillowthrowdecor
    April 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I'm still learning some of the finer techniques in re-upholstery but can easily see you do beautiful upholstery work. Perfect corner and welting on the rocking chair back cushion! Cheers.

  • Reply
    itstrivial
    April 10, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I'm repainting a desk that I found at a thrift store. These things always take more time than you think.

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