Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Reupholstering Furniture. Easy as Pie, Sometimes.



I am trying to figure out how these decorative front upholstered panels were attached to the front of the arms. I have to attach the upholstered cord to the panel and get the panel on the front of the arm, without any nails or staples showing. I put the nails through the cardboard form, stretched the fabric over it, and over the nails. Then tried to hammer it onto the front, but the back of the nails came through the fabric way before they would go into the wood on the front of the arm. Good thing I have that extra fabric. I'll get back to you later, wily arm decoration.




Putting the fabric over the arms was not too difficult. It is secured with staples, then I go back and hammer in some tacks. The back piece is just draped on because I'm getting ahead of myself.



All my buttons.



I sewed the covers on half my buttons and took a coffee break.

6 comments:

5thsister said...

yes...a coffee break is well deserved. i continue to be amazed at this undertaking of yours!

My name is PJ. said...

I can feel myself start to get a bit tense as I read this because it looks like one heck of a puzzle to me!

I shall live vicariously through your upholstery courage.

Debbie said...

Not an easy gig Julie....I would make a mess of that project:) I love the color......

Betty (picture circa 1951) said...

You go girl! At this point I'd be on the verge of giving up and would probably give the good old glue gun a try. Good thing I don't do upholstery huh?

lissa said...

it looks like a lot of work, I suggest you take lots of coffee breaks :)

Tina said...

Looking good Julie! Can't wait to see it finished.