Kirsten tells us that her fiancé thought she was slightly crazy when she brought this hideous chair home one drizzly afternoon. He thought it was even crazier that she'd paid $25 for this eyesore. Guess what? He loves it now.
And this from a reupholstery newbie! Amazing job.
The first thing I did was strip the chair down to its stuff, which was in surprisingly good shape. Next, I painted it with two generous coats of Annie Sloan's chalk paint in Graphite. After a light sanding, I rubbed in some of the tinted wax, let it dry and then applied two coats of clear wax. After a good buffing, I was ready to put on the new fabric and the double welting. It was my first time upholstering a chair and my first time making double welting and it couldn't be any easier. Anyone with a staple gun, a sewing machine, and a bit of patience can do this.
See more (and some excellent instructions for this DIY) at the Laurel House Project.
Thank you Kirsten!