06 February 2013

Before & After: Upholstery

One of my favorite places to shop for furniture to reupholster is the Habitat for Humanity ReStore. Do you have one of those in your city? It's a real hit or miss, but sometimes you just strike gold. That was my experience when I found this chair. It was so comfortable - just the perfect size for me to curl up in.....and it was only $18. Um, yes please!

This chair was my first unassisted upholstery piece, and probably my favorite piece of furniture that I've ever had. I kept the legs the same, and just cleaned them up a bit. Luckily the foam and cotton were both in good condition so I could reuse them after disinfecting. It's really gratifying to see how it started and what I've been able to take it to. I'm not trying to pat myself on the back or anything, but I'm really proud of it. 
Puppy out-takes. 
Kennedy seems to be pretty fond of it too. I keep telling myself that she is NOT allow up on my new furniture, but darn it if she isn't just the cutest thing. It's her favorite seat in the house, of course. So I moved it over to the window so that she can look outside while she's lounging. I swear she's a cat in spirit, and apparently I'm a sucker. 

I'm already shopping for fabric to re-do an armless chair at the house which will be the first piece that I'll sell aaannndddd I've already picked out fabric to redo a sofa for our living room...I just have to find the sofa. haha!

Fabric from chair can be found here.


  1. that looks AWESOME! I love, love, love repurposing vis-a-vis upholstry, though I must say that I have never done the actual upholstry myself. impressed!


  2. I've never heard of a habitat for humanity store! You would NEVER know it was the same chair! I love your fabric choice!! Your doggie is adorable too! =)

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  3. I totally love the lively pattern that you picked! I don't think I could ever do upholstery, you're so talented!

  4. Oh my goodness!! That is a steal. I wish they had one of those on my area. xx. McKenna Lou

  5. Ok doll! I want to have lessons on how you did that. What a beautiful chair. It's perfect. I have a couch that needs that kind of update.

  6. What an awesome idea! So much better than just getting rid of an old piece of furniture.

    And Kennedy is pretty much the cutest thing too :)


  7. You are an upholstery whiz! I wanna give it a whirl, I love the idea of having something in my home that NO ONE ELSE does!

  8. Oh wow, this looks awesome! I've always wanted to try upholstery but was a bit intimidated!

  9. Oh my gosh. I just stumbled onto your blog but I am so incredibly impressed by this! I love restyling things but upholstery seems like such a task. Beautiful. The chair looks comfy, the perfect chair to read in!

  10. Great job! I love your fabric choice and I would love to do this too at some point.Kennedy is a cutie, Sil.

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  11. I love this! I just did a chair last month that's a little different than this. Yours takes way more skill than mine did.


  12. Wow! That looks really good!! Amazing job!


  13. That a wonderful job you did on that chair, and thanks so much for recording it with photos. You've inspired me to try this on an old chair I have. Thanks so much! Love all the photos of your home too. You've given me encouragement to get to work on my own home. And i have also visted one more site which provide good services ,if you want then visit http://upholsterygarcia.net/

  14. Thanks very much for sharing helpful information about furniture care.
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