Good Questions: Could I Reupholster an Eames Lounge, Too?

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This lovely reupholstered Eames Lounge image comes from Amanda in JP on the very same day that Laura in Beacon Hill writes us to ask if she — with no upholstery experience — should undertake the task, herself!

Laura writes: I love how this person completely made over their Eames lounge chair and I’m so tempted to do it with mine but I’ve never, ever reupholstered anything in my life. I am up for a challenge, but I wonder if I will be in over my head and ruin it…

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Amanda writes: I found this chair (pictured above the jump) in pretty rough shape at a small antiques store in Cambridge. I sanded, stained and reupholstered it along with an ottoman I found on ebay. Its my first major reupholstery project, and I'm super happy with the result. I blogged the entire process to serve as a guide for anyone else who wants to fix up one of these lounge chairs. You can see the entire project here

We love it when the blogging stars align. Amanda, thanks for sending this amazing DIY project. Anyone have more advice for the willing Laura as she considers her very first reupholster undertaking?

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