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My Adventures in Upholstery: Moving on to the Wingback www.wifemomhouseohmy.comWith my adventures in upholstery starring the channel back yard sale find chair all done and over, it was more than time to focus my efforts elsewhere in our living room remodel. The wingback that my mother had been assisting on had stalled since our last class, so perhaps it was time I took a… Continue reading

My Adventures In Upholstery: Adding Nail Head Detail and Final Reveal www.wifemomhouseohmy.comIts finally here. All my hard work, sweat, swears and tears…lots of tears…has finally paid off! And I LOVE my chair! The last task to share was both the easiest and the hardest all in one. Nail heads.

You would think that nail heads should be easy. After all, its position, hit and admire. And for the most part… Continue reading

My Adventures in Upholstery: Adding Trim and the Cambric Bottom www.wifemomhouseohmy.comSo hard to believe but I am only three steps away from finishing my chair! I hear angels singing and there is a special light shining over my home. The last three steps are adding the trim around the edges where I want nail heads, adding the bottom, called cambric, and the finishing nail heads. I’m saving the… Continue reading

My Adventures in Upholstery: Moving onto the Back www.wifemomhouseohmy.com

I’m at the part where the end is more than in sight, its really right around the corner. And what you would think would be the easy part became a slight frustration – not because the process itself was hard but rather just getting everything just right.

If you will remember, I left off having finished the inserts on the… Continue reading

My Adventures in Upholstery: Adding the Front Band and Arm Inserts www.wifemomhouseohmy.comHave you ever been so close you can taste it? Well, that is where I am at. I’m so close to finishing my reupholstering project of this old channel back chair that I can taste it. But there’s still some major elements that need to be done. And one of them is today’s post. The last two visible… Continue reading

My Adventures is Upholstery: Making Channels for a Channel Back Chair www.wifemomhouseohmy.comIf your child ever asks you “why do I have to take math? I will never use it.”, you can turn to them and say, “Well if you ever want to upholster a chair, then you need math.” Okay, odds are they probably won’t be reupholstering a chair but I can honestly say that making these channels sent me straight… Continue reading

My Adventures in Upholstery Adding Finish Fabrics www.wifemomhouseohmy.comIt’s starting to look pretty now. It’s hard to believe I’m finally getting to add fabric to my chair. It’s been a slow process but it has all been worth it. Adding finish fabric has been the best feeling ever! It’s like starting to get the wonderful feeling of accomplishment, of being on the road to done.

The nice thing… Continue reading

Creative Curtains Creative Curtains: Shower Curtains as Wall Curtains...Really! www.wifemomhouseohmy.comI love taking things that are designed for one thing and using them for a completely different purpose. Old cashew containers for storage jars. Shoe boxes for filing greeting cards and thank you notes. Wall curtains for upholstery of desk chairs and kitchen chairs. And my latest…shower curtains for wall curtains.

So I have the worst lighting in my… Continue reading

Its kind of a proud momma moment. You know where your child has hit some milestone. One that everyone knows is a significant accomplishment. First steps. First word. First day of school. That’s kind of how this moment feels. I have moved from foundational work to stuffing and muslin. It’s starting to look AND feel like a chair again! I’m… Continue reading

Creating a Faux Floral Arrangement Using Simulated Water www.wifemomhouseohmy.comOne thing I adore in rooms and décor is fresh flowers. They brighten up the setting and give a sense of calm and peace and at the same time a feeling of life and vibrancy. Two challenges…I have allergies to certain flowers and, well, since they don’t last, my wallet is not happy in having to replace them constantly.

While… Continue reading

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