Monday, November 19, 2012

Reupholstered Slipper Chair FINISHED!

I did several posts on the process of reupholstering this slipper can click on each one below if you're interested in all the nitty gritty details....

 Post 1
She is finished!  I think this is probably my biggest DIY accomplishment so far...
This is how she started out in my garage awaiting her new "look"....

All transformed and ready for a whole new life!
I used drop cloth ---because I knew I was going to sell it.  
That would never fly at our house with two little hooligans....only as slipcovers I could wash.
I really like the tailored look with no skirt...and legs showing.
I have done small projects--drop in seats, dining room chairs, etc. but I've never tackled anything this involved.
Tearing it down to the springs and replacing stuffing...diamond tufting....hand sewing piping...
And she already has a new home to go to...
Along with her twin which will get reupholstered after the Holidays....


  1. Hi, I have been trying to teach myself reupholstering and making slip covers. I am getting there. I did a chair similar to the one you did with the big black plaid fabric(I forget what you called it) any how I did pretty much the same way but I learned from you about stapling first and then trimming the excess fabric . You have a lovely blog and I will be following from now on. I believe I found you through MMS. I live in Ontario,Canada.

    1. Hello Alice! I'm still learning myself...I'm by no means an expert but I do enjoy sharing what I'm doing along the way. There is a great book I use you can see a photo of the book (with the title and authors) here
      I'm getting ready to work on a slipcover next so I'll probably do a few photos along the way for that too...

  2. Wonderful job on the chair! After seeing so many bloggers have success with upholstery, I have jumped in myself. It is physically demanding at times (16,000 tacks in the sofa I'm working on ... seriously!) but it is rewarding to see well made furniture come back to life. Another site with helpful info is (not affiliated, just love it and use it) - I have sent in questions and gotten great tips. I found you through MMS FFF, and look forward to seeing more of your work :-)


    1. Thanks for the website! I'm always hunting and reading whatever I can get my hands on. I need to do our sofa eventually...16,000 tacks...oh I feel you! It's ridiculous...I think that 's what people don't get when they want to pay to have something redone. It just takes a ton of time and labor....Thanks for stopping by!

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