Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Coffee Sack Upholstered Chair

I have been dying to find a chair to upholster with a coffee sack.  Really I have.  I just love the look and I had this great coffee sack so why not.  I finally found a vintage chair the other day and dropped everything to work on it.  


The before was dark stain and all scratched up. The chair is solid but the fabric had to go. 

 
I removed all the fabric and staples then replaced the batting on the seat.  I stapled a cotton lining fabric over the cotton batting to smooth it out before attaching the coffee sack. 


I decided to use the seamed edge along the front and attached with upholstery tacks. 

 
If you've ever worked with burlap you know it is a bit of a mess.  For the edges I cut to go around the back and arm supports I used hot glue on the under side to keep it from fraying.


Around the rest of the bottom I folded the edge over and tucked it in before nailing.  

The back was already button tufted and the foam was clean and in great shape so I decided to reuse it.  I just covered the existing buttons with fabric using hot glue. I finished it off by sewing up some double cord welting to hide all the staple.



This is my kind of upholstery project.  No major sewing just staples and hot glue.  I think she turned out cute.  I think I'll call her Bean.  You know because she's the color of a green coffee bean.  Bean it is.  (I expect my husband to tell me I have derailed any minute. Have a good one!


details:
-Paint color is Resplendent Fern Green (Glidden from Walmart) distressed and finished with clear and dark wax.
-Coffee Sack I picked up from a Garage Sale
-Chair back fabric is drop cloth

 

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