Sunday, April 10, 2016

Reupholstering 101

“STATE-LINE CRAFTER’S”

” You create your own opportunities”

Reupholstering 101

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Hello everyone it’s Cheryl!
About a month ago my sister Connie came down and we hit all the barn sales around the Kane County Area. In one of the barn sales I found this bench and I knew it would look great at the foot of my bed. The price said $15.00, but when I asked the man he said $10.00. What a deal that was. Thanks Connie I enjoyed running around shop to shop looking for deals. Anytime!
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So last weekend I went up to my sister Pamela’s farm, she said she just came from an auction and bought a lot of reupholster fabric that I could pick out something I like to cover this bench. WOW! She was right she had a lot to pick from. I pick a light leaf green pattern, and through the week she made a pillow to go with the bench. Thanks Pamela, LOVE it!
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So this weekend I went up to my sister Leslie’s home and we started the project right away. I went there because Leslie is really good at Reupholstering and has done it for years. Leslie did not take over and do this project for, she took the time and showed me step-by-step on how to redo this bench. Thanks Leslie you were a Great teacher. Now after learning how to recover I am pretty sure I can recover anything.
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Who every recovered this bench before had no idea what they were doing or cared to ask someone how to do it the right way, it was badly done. So the first part was to take out all the staples, the person before put all the staples into the wood, so they damage the wood a little, no problem we could fix it.
After taking everything a part, the pieces we took out, well that was are pattern, it putting it back together again.  I do believe it came out pretty good. I didn’t paint it there I took it home and painted it with chalk paint and then touched in spots with gray paint. Let it dry and screwed the seat back on.
Well see for yourself! I think it turned out pretty good!
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DONE!

LOVE IT! Thanks to All my SISTER”S for helping with this project.

Until next time!