Friday, November 18, 2011
The chairs are finally done!
This project was a big undertaking involving lots of research and prep work. I didn't love the upholstery books I read. I'm sure there are other wonderful books out there, but the emphasis in these seemed to be "hand big stuff over to a professional," which seemed especially odd for a DIY book.
Instead, I relied heavily on Jenny's tutorials on her blog, and this series of you tube videos (bonus that he is a Tom Arnold look-alike!). There are thirteen chapters to that you tube series, and it's incredibly thorough.
If you're comfortable enough to sew a pillow or simple curtain, and like to figure out how things are made and work together, then you can totally do this yourself. This project doesn't involve a lot of sewing - mostly stapling and hammering, but you should feel confident working with fabric and making cuts and folds.
Just for fun, here's a side-by-side comparison so we can all remember how ugly they were:
P.S. Here are the earlier posts on this project: