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I started this chair reupholstery/ refinishing project in early July and well, I just stopped.  The chair was found at a thrift store for $8, so I figured if it didn’t turn out the way I planned, it wasn’t a total loss. However, if you strip it down and leave it in the garage it is somewhat of a total loss because a chair skeleton provides no function!  Excuses aside, I dove into this project yesterday, after months of hyping myself up about it; “I’m not sure I can do this, this might too difficult of a project, I should have left this to the professionals”. What I would consider normal conversations you have with yourself when in avoidance mode.

Now I’m a little mad at myself, it turned out better than I would have hoped, and it wasn’t as hard as told myself it was.  Also, if I would have finished it months ago I would had have a much needed chair in my living room.  I did do a bit of research on this type of project because this was actually my first reupholstering project. The number one lesson I gleaned from all the books, advice, and how-tos is to take your time – slow and steady really did provide great results, (so did a good staple gun).

Sorry for the bad phone photos, I couldn’t locate the camera. The fabric is a grey and light orange faux bois pattern that I got for pillows but I think it works great in conjunction with the woodgrain on the frame of the chair.

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