Monday, February 17, 2014

How to Reupholster a Vintage Sofa Part 2 and Winner

Update on the vintage sofa reupholstery project

Well it wasn't so bad. After figuring out what type of trim to use, I got the confidence to say, "The wing chairs are next!" much to the chagrin of my children and spouse. Hee hee.
You see once I'm on a roll, I'M ON A ROLL.
I used to think it was extremely difficult to upholster a piece of furniture but now, not so much.
Sure it does take a lot of time and a lot of staples.
And speaking of staples. 

I used them a wee bit too low on the sofa and so the trim didn't cover them entirely. I guess I should have used the tacks. Well I have two options: one is to remove those noticeable staples, ever so gently so as not to rip the fabric and tack it up with the dark tacks
paint the staples a dark color so they are not noticeable

which would you pick?

Right now the seat cushions are being sewn by my mother and then I will cover up some throw pillows to make it all look nice. 

The trim looks really yellow in the pictures, but it's because of the flash. I usually take my pics at night. Go figure.

I opted to go all the way down on the trim in the back because it is supposed to be sewn with a u shaped needle (that I didn't have). That sewn in feature hides the tacks.
I improvised. It actually looks really nice in person. 
(again here it looks garishly yellow)
So all I have to do is figure out the dilemma with the showing staples and tack on the remaining wood pieces to the front.
I can't wait to show you the finished product.
Oh, how much was this project, you ask?
Fabric was $53 for 15 yards on ebay!!! Wha....
Yes. Score.
I still have a lot left.
The trim was about $7, the staples and gun I already had.
So about $80 for this project (I had to buy 3 zippers for the seat cushions)
Do you have an itch to recover a sofa? 
Do it!! It's not as hard as you think.
Oh, almost forgot the winner of the Kohl's $25 gift card is entry #21!!

 Vivacious Ramsey
If you are reading this (and I hope you are ;))
Please contact me at salmar70atgmaildotcom
to claim your prize!

Have a fantastic week friends!


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  1. It looks so good! Reupholstery is so tricky. I can't wait to see what you tackle next.


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