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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 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

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

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

 

The Break www.wifemomhouseohmy.comSo if you have been following my series on my adventures in upholstery, then you know I had this crazy idea to reupholster three chairs that are currently slated to go into my living room remodel – two garage sale finds for a whopping $12 for the pair and my husband’s old wingback. Besides refusing to being beaten by… Continue reading

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