I finally got around to recovering my chair at the weekend with the Liberty fabric from the V&A’s Quilt exhibition.
And my new gun stapler from eBay, while quite tough to use, gave the finished product quite a professional look – if I do say so myself.
Much folding and stapling required…
I adore the fabric. The peachy roses and blue bows and leaves compliment the wooden frame beautifully. And voila! My much loved and well used £5 chair from Broadway Market has been given a well deserved makeover.
What can I attempt to reupholster properly next? More old furniture required and suggestions are welcome…
A large package arrived in the post for me the other day. I’d finally gotten around to buying a heavy duty gun stapler off eBay so I can embark on my very first upholstery project. My housemate thinks the gun stapler part is hi-la-ri-ous. Domestic goddess? Who moi?
Admittedly, it’s only the seat part of the chair that is fabric so it’s hopefully not too much of a challenge. But I’ve got to start somewhere right? You can see the chair in question here. It only cost me a £5 from Broadway Market and I adore it. I’ve been reluctant to get under way with taking it apart as I use it everyday at my writing desk!
This is a selection of my lovely Liberty fabrics. The far left is from a vintage store near Bricklane that I plan on making into a frock, while the other three are from the V&A’s wonderful quilt exhibition. The dark floral on the far right is the piece I’ve chosen for upholstering the seat. The red/blue heart pattern and the green/blue in the same print will be made into cushions hopefully soon.
Although I have already used some of it to make display hoops for my earrings and brooches! I got the idea for these from tales of a junkaholic – thanks artemis for your inspiration.
Hopefully I’ll be able to show you my finished chair after the weekend. Provided I don’t get too distracted by my new picnic basket… Pimms in the sunshine… and the flower markets.