Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Wingback Chair Makeover

I finally did it!!!  I finished my chair makeover!! 

I started this back in September 2011. I stopped working on it early October when I found out we were moving. Sometime in late January I started working on it again. Then I ran into a hiccup when I ran out of nailhead tacks and had friends and family all over the country searching for the ones I had purchased almost 6 months ago. (My mom found them in Pennsylvania! Yay!)

I can finally show you the whole thing! I'm thrilled to be done and I hope you like it!

Here's pictures of the before, and some of the demo.

And for the finished product...

 Before & After comparison....

Here's the breakdown of the cost:
Chair - $25 (Craigslist)
Fabric - $13 - (Osnaburg fabric from Walmart)
Muslin - $5 (lining)
Paint -$0 (had a sample paint lying around)
Hammered Nailhead Tack - $4
Tacks - $2 (basic kind to secure fabric)
Foam - $5 (seat)
Batting - $3
Heat 'n Bond - $3 (to secure fabric to tufted seat back)
Total: $60

A chair like this at Pottery Barn, Restoration Hardware, or Ballard Designs be at the very least, $500! So I think my $60 knock off is a steal! So proud of myself for my first re-upholstery job!


Madelyn St.Claire said...

Wow, it looks fantastic! Beautiful!

I am so proud of you!
The cream is so classy!

inredningsvis.se said...

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Courtney said...

Oh my goodness Jennifer!!!! This is incredible! Not an easy job and you did it beautifully... I LOVE the fabric you chose! And ummm.. $60? Definitely a steal!

Nicole Marie said...

wow!! looks so good! literally like straight out of pottery barn

Kristen Bittle said...

Do you have another post that shows how you made this chair?

Jennifer Leible said...

Kristen - Unfortunately I don't have another post on how I did this, But I could explain it to you and email I few pictures I didn't post. The most important part is to take off the old fabric carefully so that you can use them as pattern pieces for your new fabric!

Jennifer Leible said...

Just message or email me if you want more info!

luis luna said...

Hi Jennifer what you did with this chair is an amazing job. I was wondering if you could explain me step by step how to make it, specially the part where you sit all those lines, I dont know how to do that, and I have been looking everywhere and no idea how to do it.So please if you can help me it would be wonderful. thank you



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