Colonel Mustard’s Chair (part 1)

April 1, 2011

One of the projects we have started is taking apart a chair. Neither of us have done much upholstering, but this chair was too good to pass up. After cramming it in to our tiny car, we got started pulling staples out. The plan is to take apart the chair piece by piece, cut new fabric pieces using the old ones as a template, and put the chair back together. The chair cost $9.99 at Goodwill, and we found several yards of fabric at goodwill for $5.99. Total investment so far is about $16.

Here is what the chair looked like initially:

We love this chair for it’s shape and of course the awesome buttons. Once we got the chair home, the staple-pulling began. Lots. and lots. of staples. We started pulling off layers of fabric, batting, and cardboard support. The piping came off and we stripped it down to the core frame, burlap support, and usable foam.

The batting scraps have gone in to our suet feeder to help birds with nesting. The fabric pieces we’ve carefully taken apart so that we can begin cutting our new pattern.

Since this is an on-going project that we have not yet completed, we will post updates along the way. The next step is to cut out the fabric, acquire new batting, and re-cover the buttons pulled out of the chair. Then the re-assembly can start!

2 Responses to “Colonel Mustard’s Chair (part 1)”

  1. Krystal said

    I love this chair too — love the shape, love the style, love it all 🙂

    I can’t wait to see the result!

  2. Kara said

    I kinda like the yellow but not so much the fabric or the tacking. I look forward to how this one turns out. Actually, I think I’ve seen how it turned out but have forgotten. >_<

    @ last photo: tacky.

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