Friday, March 30, 2012

Before & After

Here I go again, showing off my latest project. Before you know it this is going to become my reupholstery blog. Sorry be such a show off, but when you finish a project this big and no one is home to see your handy work besides a 9 months old (that's right, I said 9 month old, crazy), its kind of anticlimactic. This chair has the best before and after - I love how dramatic the change is.
I am really proud of this one. It turned out a lot better than my couch. I attribute that to 1. a little more experience under my belt. 2. my new staple gun. Seriously makes a HUGE difference how the fabric looks on the chair. It looks tighter (because it is), cleaner, and professional. Can I say that, or am I patting myself on the back a little too much here? Anyway, that staple gun was the best $140 I ever spent. It also sped up the whole process by hours and hours. With my couch, it probably took me two weeks to staple on all the fabric because I literally had to hammer each one in after I put all my body weight on my manual staple gun and the staple still only went half way in. My couch had over 2,000 staples, so, you do the math. Now it is a breeze, all my staples go in flush and exactly where I want them with barely any physical effort. I'm in heaven.
And I am really tempted to keep this chair - it is crazy comfortable and it happens to match my living room perfectly - but alas, I must sell it.....for millions!


  1. Great job! I love the fabric you chose.

  2. Seriously Ginger, you are really good at this!

  3. that is amazing, i guess you just found your new side job. Great job! So I am just wondering how much this kind of chair goes for, if you dont mind me asking :)

  4. oh my gosh - i love it! way more dramatic than the other one. i would buy it if i had room in my living room...

  5. You are amazing! seriously. I have some furniture i want reupholstered. How much do you charge!?!?!

  6. I love it! When we get back from China I might be hiring you to do our sofa and chair.