Never one to shy away from a challenge but I can honestly
see why MORE MEN upholster than woman..
I have been glowing all morning and all I got done
(is the seat which still needs cording)
Between cutting and pulling and stapling...
( my electric stapler from Stanley that I just purchased
does not work) David is picking up a new one!
So I had a backup.....a manual stapler and goodness me my
hands are hurting...
Does not help that my middle finger yesterday was sliced
by a rotary cutter...how deep I have no idea,
cannot look at it..but my bandaids this am...needed changing...
That is all I can say about that ! :)
Back to upholstering......I have a total
new view on
and their prices..
THEY ARE WORTH EVERY CENT.
You cannot rush this...I am taking a break to show you
what I have done and how I have done it so far....
and really so I can remember all the steps for my next
Necessary tools. Besides your fabric, ( consider upholstery fabric)
you really do not want to be changing this every year)
Foam for seat and back, webbing, that will be for back of chair,
burlap to cover springs if yours has them.
Felt, similar to what they use for trunks in cars..
it is perfect to keep springs from squeaking, if you do not have springs
go to next step. Next you will need a 2 inch thickness- high density foam for seat but not for the back...you will need 2 pieces of Dacron, one smaller for covering the foam
the other larger so you can cover to edges of frame of chair. ( I may just add 3x dacron to back)
For back of chair you will also need some metal tacks strips....and cardboard strips
this helps to keep the back nice and straight ...
ohhh yes a rubber hammer with some fabric on it so you do not mark your fabric.
You will need a stapler, a regulator ( great for tucking fabric along the sides of arms of chair)
a web stretcher...will need that for the back of chair.
Some spray glue to spray the foam to dacron...just a light coat so it does not shift.
I used #76 3M ( high tack), also will need a dust cover for underneath.
Cording 5/32, cording foot or zipper foot.
Will go over the necessary tools for back tomorrow....
This is a 2 parter....lol
Will make my cording tomorrow to trim around the whole chair..
Can I share this with you?
I was scared as heck to tackle this project...
I have to keep going over things in my head till I see it all coming
together...and until that happens, I am frozen..
Only other INTJ ( introvert, intuitive, thinker, judger)
would understand that part...
but I will say, this is really tough to do..
Nothing romantic or easy about it...
But I am smiling because I got this done...
I am thrilled it actually looks SWEET.
Now I am going to go back to it...the glow
has dissipated and I am ready to tackle the back of the chair..
Wish me luck....
I have my phone ready should I need to call
an upholsterer for guidance and support ....lol