Friday, November 28, 2014

It's been a while...

Sorry about that! A lot has happened in the past year! Apparently so much that I haven't had time to even blog about it! Before I go through all the changes from the last  year, here's a post all about my first reupholstery project! And it couldn't have happened without the help of my good friend Xena and her mom, Kathy! (Well, I'll be honest, it's more like I helped them! They did so much!) Also, please note: we worked on the chair at Xena's house, not mine! So none of the stuff in the background is from our house! We are still not that far along. :)

Without further adieu, here are the pictures! 



About the chair:

My coworker offered this chair up for the taking, so I jumped on it! Actually, first I sent Xena an email asking her if it could be saved and if she would help me save it! She said yes, so I then asked Nate. My coworker found it a few years ago, sitting on the side of the road with a sign that saying that it was free and was likely a 50s knoll or eames chair...

So, that's not right! It's a 70s Danish Lobofa 6 chair. It was already really comfortable, and all the mechanisms worked well. The fabric was itchy, but the dark green color was nice. The chair still isn't Knoll, but now the fabric is! We found this amazing fabric online at Modern Fabrics thanks to this other blog you may have heard about: Retro Renovation.

Here's a close up of this fabulous reversible fabric: Knoll Jubillee Fern Shale

I love that it is a similar color to the original fabic. And I am just SO in love with the pattern! 

Here are some pictures from the dismantling process:

















the foam was pretty gross....




And here's some pictures from putting it back together! (somewhat in order)

















Pumpkin Beer break!













 

our music selection for the evening!




not enough pins, so borrowing some from a sewing project!









built in shelves at Xena's stairs

















The genius solution that Kathy came up with for the seam at the arm!





Love this chair!