Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Channel Back Chair Before and After



Last month I conquered a channel back chair.  I will fully admit it was a bit of a challenge but that's what makes it fun right?



The chair was in pristine condition it just needed a little updating.  


I started with a gray linen for the front and then got a little stuck after that.  I bought a couple different fabrics for the back.  One that was crazy & colorful and the other a black, cream and gray damask.  You know how it is though, on the day I decided to finish the chair I wasn't feeling either one.  It was very rainy and cold outside and this wool hounds tooth from my stash just called out to me.  


It made for a very warm and cozy feel.  A sweater pillow tops it off. 









I fully intended to do a tutorial on how to reupholster a channel back chair but I got into it and kinda got sidetracked with doing it.  Here's just a peak for those who might be interested to know just what's going on inside one of these bad boys. 



It's really not that bad just a lot of steps, but well worth the effort.  I'm still really enjoying working on upholstered pieces and learning as I go.    


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21 comments:

  1. wow you did an amazing job on that chair, it is wonderful...so beautiful and looks so professional, so amazing that flowery thing turned out so chic...loved the post...

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  2. Wow, you did an amazing job! That chair is GORGEOUS!

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  3. She is absolutely beautiful! Wishing I had the talent . . . and patience . . . to reupholster.

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  4. Girl, you are good. I wish I had the ability to do that. I love the hounds tooth is perfect.

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  5. I'm so impressed! It turned out beautifully. You do such amazing work.

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  6. You have outdone yourself with this one. It. Is. Gorgeous! I love that you used two different fabrics to give it a pop of personality.

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  7. The chair looks AMAZING! The channel back looks soooo intimidating, but you rocked it!

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  8. Lovvvveeee it! Now that I'm in the house and non of the furniture fits right. I have a couch and 6 big chairs to recover...not to mention a few cushions that need to be made. I know I'll be reading through all your tutorials!.....and probably calling you a couple times!

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  9. What a transformation! You did a wonderful job transforming the chair. I love the end result - beautiful!

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  10. I have no intention of ever tackling anything like that. Wow! Beautiful job!

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  11. Wow, that's quite the makeover! I love the hounds tooth fabric with the solid - so pretty. Glad I found you over at the Wow us Wednesday Party
    Marie@InteriorFrugalista

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  12. amazing Mimi! You are so talented in being able to do it all! so impressed with your mad sewing skills!
    gail

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  13. Great job on the chair!!! Seeing your reupholstery projects makes me want to makeover a very ugly green and yellow chair I can't part with because it's soooo comfy! I don't sew, so that's a challenge I haven't taken on yet. :-)

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  14. W O W ! ! ! It looks fantastic! Congratulations on not giving up!! It is beautiful - I have a chair just like it and had it reupholstered in 1988 - for my soon to be newly wed living room!! Now it is time to do it again, I just don't know if I have it in me! The chair I posted about was not as easy as it looked!!hahaha Great Job.

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  15. It looks great. I have a channel back chair in my basement on the list to re-upholster. Keep up the good work!

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  16. Hi, visiting over from Miss Mustard Seed. All I can say is wow, you did a wonderful job!

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  17. Very good! I mostly do slipcovers, but I like to do some upholstery too!

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  18. Wow, love this chair. I am still chicken to try one of these. Props to you.

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  19. Stunning! I tried my hand at upholstery & really liked it. Sewing is not my forte but I like a challenge. Your work is beautiful, love the fabric choices. Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff

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  20. Oh Mimi - I've gotten behind on reading blogs but I don't really need to read any but yours. Apple doughnuts - check.....plank wall - check.....channel back chair....well I have one that I'm afraid to start but maybe if I eat enough doughnuts, I'll say what the heck and go for it! J

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