Friday, April 8, 2011

Upholstered chairs

I was so excited to buy these orange chairs thinking I could just make a cute slipcover for them until I got them home and they smelled really musty. So Instead of trying to shampoo them I decided to take to take out all  the foam and start fresh.

After pulling out staples for days I finally got them down to the springs and wood. I painted the wood parts white and glazed it. I had to buy all new foam and batting because of the smell.

I had no idea what I was doing so I just started with the seat and then did the back and arms.

 Instead of trying to do nail heads I did white gimp. I got the idea from miss mustard seeds blog, you can see it  Here.

Finally done!
 Don't look to close they are far from perfect, but they were fun to do....

 I love the size of them and think they will be perfect in my great room by the fireplace in my new house, and they are really comfortable to.  I still need to make a slipcover for them so they can be easily washed.


Love Bonnie


  1. Absolutely darling! Exactly what I've been looking for myself... I never seem to find a pair, though! Great find!

  2. Impressive!! Love them! Karen M

  3. They look really soft and comfy. Much fresher than the old crushed velvet!

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