Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Great Grandma's Chair

Some of you have probably already seen this on my family blog, but I had to add it to this one because it's probably my favorite favorite favorite thing I've done!

I was given this bedroom set from my sister (of my great grandma's) a few years ago and this chair came with it. It sat in my garage forever until I finally decided to put it in my kids bathroom and reupholster it with the same fabric I used to make my shower curtain. Took me long enough to decide, but I'm glad it did, I loved how it turned out...

What I Did:

1-Ripped off all the old nasty upholstery

2-Sanded with fine sand paper (since the piece was so old it didn't need a ton of sanding)

(no, I did not prime this piece)

3-Painted with Behr primer and paint in one
**P.S. I would not recommend paint and primer in one... Why? Well, I do hair, so I'll use this as an example- Shampoo & Conditioner in one?? Why mix them together for a mediocre result when, really, each of them has their own specific job that should be done separate?? ... Same goes for paint and primer (at least that's what I think, but I'm not a professional painter, so what do I know? :) ).**

**more to come on glaze later**

5-After the paint dried, I bought new foam, covered it in fabric and used a staple gun to staple it to the bottom. Then we (my sister in law helped me with the reupholstering) stapled the back panel on, stuffed it as we stapled, and hot glued the decorative ribbon stuff (can't think of its name right now! ha!) around the edges.

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Trisha said...

One of my favorites too!!!

Holly said...

Love this blog! You really are so talented!

Krista said...

This is my favorite piece too, Ashley. It is precious and you left out the part that says you had to pull out 76 tacks from the old fabric. I couldn't believe you wanted to refinish this, but it was so worth it. I love it.