Originally published on August 10, 2021

Helloooo! Jen from Fresh Crush here. Let’s dance joyfully to kick off our Friday! What’s not to love, right? I am overjoyed to be here with all of you “Designer Trapped” enthusiasts. I am a fan, I know that And now, with my very first article for the DTLB team, I get to ride my turn on this incredibly brilliant contributor train!

There will be a change soon… Specifically, a high-back, wing-cane, thrift store chair makeover. It really is as enjoyable as it sounds. There are some affiliate links in this article. To view my complete disclosure policy, click here.

This is how she began. A little rough and worn, with numerous dings and scratches. The cloth felt “of an age,” and the caning was sun-bleached (and it was a little gross). I needed to harmonize the caning and wood and turn up the vigor on the fabric by one or two notches.

I must admit that I lack expertise in upholstery. In terms of this stuff, I’m a fly by the seat of my pants kind of lady. Therefore, I KNOW that if I can accomplish it, you can too. Given some of those pricing, you shouldn’t pass on those Craigslist jewels you’re a little afraid of! But in order to make sure the task didn’t slip by me, here are a few things I looked for.

The wingback in wood and cane. Initially… frightening. However, upon closer examination, it proved to be the simplest reupholstery project. You can reupholster this chair if you can do it with a rectangle. A nice strong backing piece in your chosen fabric will cover up the staple mess after the cloth has been slid around the chair back on all four sides for simple stapling.

a comfy seat. I tipped it over to check it and could see exactly where the old fabric had been sewn on. There is no need to disassemble the chair in order to stretch the cloth over the old seat and staple it in place.

Price. I would never dismantle a $500 chair and spend all that money on fabric if I was trying something new. If the chance of a project failure is not worthwhile and the price can’t be negotiated down to a level you can accept, walk away. (This chair cost me $75.)

Details. like the lovely tufting all throughout. I was certain that once the old cloth was removed, I could use the earlier placements and techniques to work backwards. Not to mention, the solid wood frame was immediately linked to high-quality metal hardware. I was aware that everything could be utilized again if I carefully removed it for my makeover.

Priorities come first. Let’s take care of that chair frame! When I attempted my small remodel, the weather was still somewhat unpleasant, so I tarped my garage floor, and it worked great!

I used a primer first to ensure that I would obtain excellent durability, and then I followed it up with a matte black spray paint. (I used Rust- Ultra Cover spray paint Oleum’s and Flat Black primer) Why matte instead of glossy? It’s really a matter of taste, but our living room leans more toward the transitional style. I felt that shine could come out as a little too “fancy,” especially with this chair’s strikingly high back.

The enjoyable part is now! Fabrics! I can be a little dramatic when I’m impatient. After spending about 2 hours shopping FOREVER and looking at several bolts of fabric, I finally decided on a stylish ikat, fake chevron, and a solid, extremely dark denim-like fabric. And here’s a hint: don’t be hesitant to utilize the backside! That’s exactly what I did with the chevron because there was too much white on the right-side (a little amount of it can be seen in the image above). I decided to utilize the back of the script because it had a stronger chevron stripe and a lot more blue, so I turned it over.

The chair’s back was SIMPLE. My new fabric covered buttons was actually the one that required the most work. I actually re-used the old tufting twine as well because it was tied but not knotted. It only required laying down my chevron fabric, using my new buttons with the old tufting twine, and pulling through the pre-existing hole, after which I stapled the borders of my fabric down around the back. EASY! (But make sure you have enough fabric to cover all the tufts and reach around the back.)

I made the decision to remove the seat’s tufting. To give it a little more softness and heft, I used some fiberfill . My new seat fabric was draped, and then it was all about the stapler.

Applying this back piece was the chair’s hardest task for me. But I really appreciated how useful The Issue With Flushing Paper Towels Other Non-Flushable Items Baby Wipes Cotton Balls, Makeup Sponges, and Q-Tips Menstrual Items Tissues Diapers Conclusion You are probably reliant on indoor plumbing, whatever you are. A vital component of sanitation and hygiene is your toilet.




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