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Upholstered Chair Project

I brought this chair on eBay for $30.00; well actually I brought two, because when I went to pick this up the guy selling it had another one, which was a bit bigger. I couldn’t decide which one I wanted, so I brought them both. Another project, for another room, lol.PicMonkey Collage


This is a typical mass produced chair, with a leather look covering, which is all sewn and not done in the traditional upholstered manner.  Not having a lot of upholstery experience, I was not sure if I was capable of changing the look to give it a traditional style.  I stripped it down to the foam and under that was a cheap chipboard and hardboard frame, not good at all, not even a decent wood frame to work with. Anyway I cracked on with it and I am fairly happy with the outcome:)

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chair 009 (2)Stripped of it’s cover to reveal a nightmare frame under that very thin foam.

chair 018 (2)Adding some extra wadding, to give it more of a plush feel.

chair 020 (2)Using piping covers a multitude of sins.

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chair 023 (2)I love the sewing part, it’s really taking shape now.

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chair 037 (2)Wola:)





  1. Jane's Gravatar Jane
    May 21, 2014    

    Thanks, its nice to get a genuine comment, because I get soooooo much spam, lol.

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    May 21, 2014    

    Hi I get loads of spam and it is driving me nuts, but I am not prepared to pay for a plugin to stop it at this moment in time as this blog is just my little project for my things I love and not a business venture. So for the time being I will just have to go through them, and hope some are genuine comments, lol.

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    May 21, 2014    

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    May 21, 2014    

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