Monday, January 18, 2010

Latest Reupolstery Project: Slipper Chair

One day last fall Marc and I hit an estate sale up in Walnut Creek, CA. We went late in the day (around 2pm is LATE for estate sales) and we weren't really expecting too much. However, as we pulled up, I spotted these beauties in front of the garage. Two mid century chairs with beautiful teak wood bases (one shown below). We thought $40 for the pair was quite reasonable and we snapped them up, destined for a place of honor in our master bedroom.

Alright, so you have to look past the frumpy cushions and past-its-prime upholstery fabric. After spending months searching for the perfect fabric (tip for all you ameteur upholsterers out there- eBay is your best friend for cheap, high quality upholstery fabric), I finally got down to business over the Christmas break. I've still got one to do, but it feels great to be done with this one. I think since I've got the blog going, I think I'll do a little step-by-step how-to, so look for that in the future.

Begin the demo!

The great wood base, with the tag from 1967 still attached!

Ah the upholstery stapler with air compressor, a MUST have for upholstery work. Have I mentioned how much I love being married to a man who loves power tools?

The final result- although I think I might add a few buttons to the back.


  1. What a transformation! It's gorgeous!
    Love your fabric choice.



  2. Okay! Now I am totally impressed with you.