Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Week #2 All Hands On Deck

Hello Readers,
Thanks for stopping by :) I made progress on my chair last night but it was very frustrating for me. Good thing Frank is a very patient teacher I know that I was getting on his last nerve (sorry Frank). In the beginning everything was hunky dory I sewed miles and miles of welt cord I thought I would never finish, then we began working on the deck of the chair, that's when the wheels came off again and again, I eventually had success but it took much longer than expected. Frank always says "if upholstering was easy there would be a shop on every corner." I keep reminding myself of this every step of the way.

I know it doesn't look like much but that is four hours of frustrating work, Frank has assured me that the hardest part is behind me. Now lets move on........Edie is rocking it out with her chair, Edie is fierce and she means business.

Edie stripped her chair completely down to the frame (gutsy move) Tonight she put on new webbing and Frank taught her how to do eight way hand tied coiled springs.

 Last but not least is Laura....she is buzzing right along with her wingback.

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  1. Your chair is coming along great! I took an upholstery class years ago and upholstered a wing back chair. The chair turned out great; however, I learned that upholstery is not an easy task but well worth the effort. Now I know why it's so expensive to have someone reupholster a chair for you. Keep up the good work. Can't wait to see the final reveal.

  2. I guess that is why when I take a chair to be reupholstered it cost 3 times what I could go buy a new chair

  3. You have inspired me to take a class. I just haven't found any in my area yet. Your chair is looking awesome. The extra frustration now will equal extra satisfaction in the end.

  4. You've made great progress on your chair. Frank sounds like a patient man and a great instructor.

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  6. I love the fabric you're using, is it a matalesse?
    I do not have the patience you do, I could never tackle that and actually finish it!


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