Saturday, March 2, 2013

DIY Upholstered Wing Chair

Hi Everyone,

I recently walked through a thrift/secondhand store looking for treasures for my daughters big girl room and saw these wing chairs sitting in a corner, obviously in the store for quite some time, since they had been marked down several times.  The chairs were in pretty good condition, except for the fabric which has been completely worn through.  The chair was hand crafted and made of solid wood.  So I picked it up and thought why not I can reupholster this chair and give it a completely custom look.
The before Chair

Ripping off the fabric and making sure I took pics of process
I pulled all the yucky fabric off, tacks and all, probably the worst part of the job for me...it really was so dirty!

Now came the job of putting it all back together.  I took photos of each step when pulling off the fabric, so I could reassemble in the correct order and saved the dirty fabric for templates.

I ripped off the back first, so I knew this would be the last piece to assemble

I threw away all the old batting and replaced with new.  This is a view of the side of the chair.
So I started with the arm of the chair, wrapping batting around and pulling the fabric over the arm and tucking it under completely concealing the staples.  I used a combination of upholstery tacks, staples and also hot glue.
The side piece, staples on the outer edge and fabric pulled tight below the arm piece
Saved all the pieces and used as a template

I added piping by stapling separately around the wing and also the back piece and pulling the fabric tightly around all the batting.

For the finishing touch I added the trim with hot glue and a nailhead detail. So here is the finished product and I would have to say it is a comfy chair with all my favorite fabrics, colors and details.



Honestly, I would have to say this was not my favorite decor project, super yucky for one and quite time consuming.  I will have to say though, it was interesting taking it apart and understanding the process of putting it all back together again.  So I hope this inspires you all to reupholster a chair with good bones that just needs a little TLC.

Over the weekend Dad and the girls had a little snow fun!  They built a huge fort to protect the girlies from Dads wicked aim with the snow balls and also the biggest snow man ever!




Hope you all had a lovely weekend and thanks for checking out my blog.

XOXO
SK

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41 comments:

  1. Looks great! Love the fabric choice!

    Jenna @ http://rainonatinroof.com

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  2. You did a great job! Something like this would stress me out. You're very talented.

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    1. Thanks Melissa. Not my most fun project to date, but fun to see the end product.

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  3. It always amazes me when someone sees the potential in something a bit well worn...great job!

    The snow people are adorable!~ cheers!

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    1. Thanks! It was fun to see the end result.

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  4. Oh wow! LOVE your chair! Thanx for linking up to THT. I hope you will party with us this week as well. If so be sure to link up your actual post and not just your blog url so people can find your project.

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    1. Thanks Pamela for the comment. I forget sometimes not to link my blog, just the post, so thanks for the reminder. Enjoy your day

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  5. What a transformation! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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    1. Thanks for the invite. Hopping your way..

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  6. What a great tutorial! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at ‘Or so she says …’ Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  7. Wow, it looks beautiful, great job! I love how you mixed fabrics too. Well done, great tutorial, Jen

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  8. Wow ... I am in awe. I have done slipcovers but my head can't wrap itself around upholstery.

    Thanks for the peek ~ Mary

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    1. Thanks for the comment Mary. On my way to your site!

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  9. Gorgeous transformation! Great job! Thanks so much for sharing it at my Twirl & Take a Bow party! Have a great week.
    Leslie
    House on the Way

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    1. Thank you. I enjoyed looking at your blog and look forward to linky up with you next time

      Sarah

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  10. Wonderful project! Love your choice of fabric...great job!

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    1. Thank you..On my way to your site!

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  11. This turned out wonderfully! I have an overstuffed armchair that's seen better days. Do you have any advice on how to keep the stuffing from falling off if I were to try reupholstering it like this? Also, if you haven't already, I'd love if you'd come join my How To Tuesday link party, too.

    http://housewifehowtos.com/link-party-2/how-to-tuesday-link-party-11/

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    1. Thanks! I stapled my batting in place before laying it with fabric..this might help a little other than getting someone to help you hold the stuffing while you added the fabric:) Hopping over to your site shortly.

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  12. Brilliant! I love your choice of fabric. I really want to try this on an old chair I have. I'm pinning this to my Pinterest account in hopes that it will be an inspiration to me. Blessings, Patti

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    1. Thanks Patti..You might be pleasantly surprised how easily it all comes together< all that is needed is a little time and effort. Enjoy your day!

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  13. wow this is gorgeous, you did a fantastic job!!

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  14. Thanks for linking in to Design Decor Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you post next week!

    Jennifer
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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    1. Thanks for hosting Jennifer and enjoyed looking at your blog.

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  15. Oh wow Sarah! I've always wanted to try my hand at upholstery but my lack of patience has stopped me. Your chair is amazing! Nice save :-) Thanks so much for sharing it at my party! I love it!

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    1. Thanks Kathe and thanks for letting me share it on your blog.

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  17. This chair looks fantastic! I have a couple of chairs right now that I am trying to decide if I want to tackle myself or have a professional take care of it?! Your results are beautiful, I am just not sure if I have the patience for it?! Life to the full, Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

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    1. Thanks Melissa..Honestly this is the visit time I have upholstered a wing back chair and really is wasn't difficult, just a little time consuming. Good luck if you decide to tackle.

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  18. Sarah your chair turned out fantastic! Having done a few of these I know all the work involved and you did a wonderful job. I love the fabric you chose and that dresser is gorgeous! Thanks for joining us at Transformed Tuesday we're so glad to have you.
    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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    1. Thanks Peggy! I just visited your site and enjoyed looking at your chair transformation.

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    2. Hi Sarah, I'm glad you liked and you are soooo featured this week on Transformed Tuesday.

      Have a wonderful week.
      Hugs,
      Peggy

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    3. Thank you Peggy, I am so honored. Enjoy your week, too.
      Sarah

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  20. Nice Post I like nice furniture
    It looks better than even when it was new.

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