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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: 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

With the seat covered and stuffed in muslin, it’s time to move to the next most important cushy part, which has got to be the arms. My tush needs a soft but firm place to rest. The right height, the right knee placement, and the right wiggle – you know the right amount of wiggle to settle in comfy without… 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

My chairs are progressing, albeit, not as fast as I would like. They are continuing on and finishing their foundational elements, which is what today’s post features.

If you will remember from the latest My Adventures is Upholstery post, I added the extra twine binding to the springs and burlap to make one solid moving base. An absolute necessity… Continue reading

The adventures continue…I feel like I should be saying, “Captain’s log: Day 3,569. Today the crew and I…”

With the chair repaired (still so excited I was able to make that repair) and the exposed wood painted, its about getting the foundation and structure back to the actual chair part. The last thing you want is to have a guest… Continue reading

Well, with the deconstruction over and the chair repaired, its time to start putting it back together. Step one of putting it back together was to refinish the exposed wood areas. Given the state of both the legs and the upper frame, I figured that re-staining was not the best option. Plus, I wanted to carry the gray of the… Continue reading

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