21st Feb2012


DIY Reupholstered Chair

by Loren Crane

DIY Reupholstered Chair, Written By: Loren Crane, Pandora’s Craft Box

One cloudy day we found this lonely, awkward looking chair by the dumpster. I just saw the potential and the beauty this chair could bring to my home. We took it in and wondered what we had gotten ourselves into!

We knew nothing of reupholstering and we found more bad news as we when we removed the fabric!  All of the foam was dusty and by just looking at it the chair made me itch. We decided to remove everything from the chair. All was left was the frame, nails and springs.

Then the long journey to reupholstering began. It took about a month of long nights and hard work to finish the chair. I looked at other blogs and I could not find references to help with the process. Most blogs only had the before and after pictures, so I decided to step by step tutorials for those who might need a little guidance in reupholstering.

I go through step by step on how we attached the foam to the frame. You can see my hubby hard at work.

When all was said and done here it how it looks like with the foam was stapled to the frame.

I think the easiest part of the chair was gluing the decorative trim to the chair.

I hope you all enjoy reading about my journey with taking this chair from blah to glam. After this chair I don’t think there is anything I can’t do! I can’t wait to hear what you all have to say.

Links to the tutorials

Removal Reupholstering Part I

Springs Reupholstering Part II

Foam Reupholstering Part III

Foam Reupholstering Part IV

Fabric Reupholstering Part V

Finale Reupholstering

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Loren Crane
Loren’s journey as a crafter began when she had her son. She found that she could create anything her mind could come up with her limit was her imagination. It also helped that she has a very supportive husband. She started with a simple book folding technique to now reupholstering chairs. DIY is her passion and she hopes to inspire others to take a chance and know that if a city girl who did not know how to use a glue gun could do it so can you. Now she is a thrifty, antiquing and dumpster diving woman who can’t pass up a good deal. She can see beauty in everything and you don’t have to spend a fortune to make it. Come a join her on her blog, Pandora’s Craft Box!
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