When my husband came home from work, I proudly showed off my new chair and he responded, 'oh, you bought a chair'. He obviously was not impressed.
A coat of white furniture paint, some new Tiffany blue fabric and a few weeks later, there is no denying her beauty now.
I put my piping skills to the test and learned a lot of lessons along the way.
Lessons learned from a first time reupholstering project.
1. Take lots of pictures as you disassemble your piece of furniture. When the time comes to reupholster your piece, the pictures can act as a guide to reminding you where things had been before.
2. Keep the fabric you remove intact and in one piece. This will provide a pattern for cutting the replacement material. *The old fabric may have been cut or trimmed after it was stapled into place SO when cutting out your new material do not cut to the exact size of the piece you removed, cut the new piece bigger than the old piece. *I learned this lesson the hard way.
4. Some husbands and wives craft together peacefully and cohesively. Should a fight break out between you and your husband, who you have convinced to help you with the electric staple gun, enjoy the guilt flowers that will follow.
Used furniture paint we already had: $0
A yard of Tiffany blue fabric: $9
A second yard of Tiffany blue fabric: $9 *refer to tip #2
Button Covers: $7
Crafting with your husband: priceless