My first reupholstered chair is done and I celebrated by pushing it across the house to put it the living room! I’m sitting on it now! I started with a lovely orange velvet beast from the 70’s. It was beautiful in it’s own special way, but the velvet was worn and falling apart in the back. Plus, my other living room furniture is already 70’s lime green so I didn’t want to add to the 70’s vibe. My newly reupholstered chair makes my living room feel so different now!
I decided to use faux leather and it was a bit difficult for a first upholstery project. Also, this chair was upholstered and then assembled when it was built, which complicated things a bit. There were bolts to take it apart, but the other sides of them were not exposed, so I was too afraid to take it apart. It took me a while, but I figured it out. I can’t say it’s done “right”, but it’s “done.”
It’s quite lovely and boy am I glad that it’s done! I rearranged furniture to make it fit, but more stuff will be moved eventually. That’s just how I roll. This is what my living room looks like today.
I added a pillow that I bought a few weeks ago on clearance from Target. Does anyone else get a little too excited at the sight of a red sticker? The throw blanket is from Home Goods.
Here’s how this side of the room looks all together. The green sofa and chair will be reupholstered eventually by someone other than me. I still need to tweak the arrangement to make it fit better. This is the room where I live. I blog, read and do my nails in this area so it’s holds a lot of stuff.
The sofa sits across from the chairs. Not much has changed, but it needs to because I’m getting itchy for it.
This is my new friend, Willy. I got him from a flea market for $7. He makes me so happy. Also, he scares my dog which makes me laugh. (Mean dog owner.) She’s getting used to Willy, but she scowls at him all the time. (I bet she’s jealous of my love for Willy!) He is so handsome and he looks especially dapper in my daughter’s pink fedora. He might get spray painted in the near future because he’s a tad too yellow. Now I want more
My snail planter lives on the coffee table. I’m going to have to re-pot this plant already though. It’s too bit for the pot and dries out too quickly, so I’m going to have to find a replacement. For now, it’s super cute.
This is one of my favorite paint by numbers. I’m thinking of moving them to another room, so I figured I should show it off.
This painting also makes me super happy. It’s a print that I found at Luckett’s a few years ago. It reminds me of the small fishing village of Cefalu in Sicily.
My newly reupholstered chair makes me want to change everything in my living room!