I am doing a little dance,
making a little love,
I'm sittin' down tonight, that's right I'm sitting down tonight!
In my newly upholstered french chair.
If anyone ever tells you that upholstering this type of chair is easy they are L-Y-I-N-G to you!
I must admit I did some yelling, throwing, and swearing while putting the material on plus I hammered my thumb and burned my hand on the iron.
Was it worth it? Hells YA!
Look at this MASTER PIECE...
Oh come on, just admit it you want to sit in it. Let's take a closer look at how I spent the fruits of my labor for the last two nights...
I choose a different material for the back. I like mixing up the patterns, I'm just crazy like that. I also used upholster finishing nails as a detail to the back of the chair. I almost lost a thumb trying to space them evenly.
I added pretty finishing nails to the sides and...
to the front of the chair.
I thought about painting the wood white but lets face it, in a house with boys that isn't very practical and besides I kind of like the 1940's patina that the chair was already strutin'.
The chair was free, the materials cost 40 bucks, and my craftsmanship is priceless. I am putting it to good use (picture courtesy of the hubby).
I think it is working out nicely, don't you?
I am showing this bad boy off everywhere!