I don’t mean to brag or anything, but I upholstered this chair… in 10 minutes.
…in 10 minutes people!
Seriously, in the amount of time it takes you to sweep those Cheerios off the kitchen floor you could do this.
Does it count as upholstery when it is just a single pad? Just one small patch of fabric?
Yes – you bet I’m counting it!!
I found this chair on Craigs List
a few days, a couple of weeks, 3 years ago….
I know, I know, if I had any idea it would be so easy I would have done it long ago.
I was in love the minute I saw it. In love with everything about it – except that fabric.
It was that kind of love when you think to yourself, if only I could change that one minor issue, he would be absolutely perfect…. uhhh… I mean it would be absolutely perfect!
That voice of my alter ego started whispering in my ear.
The sweet voice that sounds a bit like Helen Reddy was telling me, “I am Strong, I am Invincible, I can do Anything.” Then it began to whisper – “Go get that chair, it will look amazing in faux cowhide, go get it, you got this,
YOU ARE WOMAN!”
But I was scared, I didn’t know how to upholster anything, where would I start? What tools would I need?
I started hearing my alter ego every time I looked at the chair. It got louder each time – It became like a chant…”Do it… Do it”.
Finally – the day came.
I put on my “can do” music – that’s right… I am Woman by Helen Reddy.
I grabbed that chair like a Boss! Gathering my fabric, a staple gun, a pair of scissors and some needle nosed pliers, I was ready for some serious staple pullin’.
Once I got the original fabric removed, I used it as a pattern for cutting the new fabric to size, leaving extra to fold over at the edges.
Next, I positioned the faux cowhide squarely over the cotton pad – folding the edges over and mitering the corners – I started stapling like a Mad Hatter!
It is not perfection, but let’s face it – any chair in my bathroom is going to be covered with polka dot pajamas, a red towel, and a pink headband.
Not bad for 10 minutes work!
**Disclosure – Polka dot pajamas, towel, and headband were all removed before the photo was taken.
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