Last Updated on December 26, 2015 by Kristi Linauer
There are several upholstery projects that need to be done for John & Alice’s family room, so this weekend, I’ll be hunkered down in my office, up to my eyes in foam and fabric.
I’ve already shown you the dining chairs that I finished. Now I still have to finish these guys…
Those won’t be that difficult. A little wrap-and-staple action, one simple cushion, a bit of diamond-tufting, and done. No problem.
But these beasts might be a different story…
I decided to use these two wingback chairs in the room when my original plan (to use two chairs that I found last year at a garage sale) fell through. Those chairs were just too squatty and wide.
So in came these big wingback chairs. Obviously the mauve color is all wrong for the room (and for this decade), so it needs to go. (Okay, before you mauve-lovers get upset with me, let me say that I’m sure at some point during this decade, somewhere out there, someone has used mauve in a beautiful way. But every time I see this color, it still reminds me of the 80s and early 90s when the mauve/country blue combo was all the rage. That has absolutely ruined this color for me. I still have an aversion to it.)
Anyway, the goal is to make over these chairs in a fresh new way so that they’re not so dark and heavy (visually) and frumpy. The diamond-tufting on the backs will stay, but the tufting on the seat is just way too much.
So the plan is to remove the attached seat cushion (along with the tufting) and add a separate seat cushion. And the nailhead trim? That’s outta here.
Can you visualize it? Let me help you…
Do you recognize this beauty? It belongs to Lauren Ross. And I think it’s amazing! It’s one of my favorite chairs ever.
So that’s my plan for the weekend. Now I’m not so delusional that I think I’ll actually get finished with all of this in one weekend. But I hope to make some great progress!!!
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