It’s here! $30 Thursday … I’m showing off the chair I reupholstered, which means I did something I thought I couldn’t do (or at least couldn’t do well). And while there are parts that certainly aren’t perfect I still love it!
Remember when it looked like this:
Don’t you love the new fabric? It’s from Joann Fabrics, it was $10 a yard and then I had a couple of coupons I combined to make it around $5 a yard. With a Parsons chair like this one you’ll need around three yards of fabric (Joann Fabrics has a handy dandy chart to tell you how much to purchase depending on the type of chair you are reupholstering).
It was really easy covering the buttons. There is a simple button covering kit from Joann’s that is fantastic… I pretty much covered all of them during one episode of The Big Bang Theory (that show is hysterical). But what was tricky stitching the top corners. This is what I have so far, but I’m going to redo it with blue thread. The hard part was making it as unnoticeable as possible so my next step is to ask my mom what to do (that’s my solution for many life issues. :)).
I used tack strips for the sides of the back…
… and then used a rubber mallet (from Joanns) to pound down the tack strips.
These sides were the hardest part… the tutorial I was using was for a Parson’s chair and if this chair didn’t have the small rounded edges it would have been a thousand times easier! There are a lot of hidden staples holding those pieces of fabric in place.
The front corners and right around the legs were also tricky. This is another spot I am going to come back and sew a few stitches with some blue thread. This spot exemplifies a lot of what reupholstering the chair was like: tucking, stapling and adjusting. I will tighten up the bottom around the legs once I sew the seams together.
Once the chair was done I still had a bunch of loose ends from the fabric that were stapled under the chair. I used some navy fabric I had on hand and stapled it under the chair so that I have no loose ends showing anywhere.
Here it is in the house! Don’t you think it looks a lot better than the mildew-y pink one that was sitting there pre-reupholstering? 🙂
The view looking into the living room… and the view looking at my next project (the farmhouse table):
Since it’s $30 Thursday I’ll do a project cost breakdown:
I actually spent more for the initial materials for this
Fabric: $5.40 per yard x 3 yards = $16.20
Upholstery Tacks = $10 (but I still have some leftover)
Batting: About $8 (but have half leftover)
So it looks like the total cost is $40ish but since I have extra materials leftover I’m going to call it a $30 Thursday project. 🙂
I am not counting the cost of the upholstery needles and or rubber mallet because I’ll use them on (hopefully) a bunch of other projects! They came to about $15.
Time to check out the other fabulous projects from $30 Thursday…
I am officially obsessed with Shayna’s driftwood mirror… read all about it at The Woodgrain Cottage.
Isn’t April’s new bathroom towel rack fabulous? I love it!
Check it out at House by Hoff!
Have a wonderful day! We have Elle’s two month check-up this morning and are visiting a friend before heading over to my parents’ house… My grandparents are up from Florida and I’m just dying to get over there and see them! 🙂
After our walk yesterday… Baby Bjorns are amazing… If you didn’t know me how old would you guess I was?
Oh, and I forgot to share with you this amazing sea glass I picked up at Christmas Tree Shop, it was $1.29 per bag and this is only two bags… I’m going back for more, aren’t the colors amazing?