Wednesday, July 27, 2011

You'd Think I'd Had Enough...

Any normal person would wait a year or two after successfully completing their first greuling reupholstery job, right? And then there's me...

Lookie what I've come home with this week:


I found two of these babies at an antique store for a third of their original price. Score! That upholstery had got to go (hello, 1985!), but I'm not sure yet whether I'll be painting the wood or not. (This girl's twin is in my bathroom being used as my vanity chair. That one's wood will likely get painted.)


Hello, gorgeous! This is Big Bertha, my new bergere chair. Don't you love her curves and her deep seat?


I like the details in the wood, too. Clearly, I'll be reupholstering her considering purple and green are a bit off in my robin's egg blue and white living room.


But she's in very good shape and I got her for a great deal off of Craigslist. The woman who sold her to me has a matching ottoman and I might just buy that off of her too. Kinda debating because it's large and I'm not sure I have the space.

Big Bertha has her share of problems, though. Check out what a bored dog did to her arms:



Yikes! Methinks I'll need to learn how to replace foam on this project!

I guess I'm a glutton for punishment. I'm not real sure why I drown myself in projects. I think it's a sickness, really.

Anyhoo, I won't be starting on these very soon. I'm still fabric hunting. Anybody have any suggestions on where to find great prices on fabric?

3 comments:

Generation wYno said...

NIce post! What is bergere? Hobby Lobby has 50% off fabric very often, that would be a good place to start. Or Jo-Ann Fabrics, if you have one in your area!

J. Bishop said...

Where are you in Texas? I used to live in North Dallas and remember a few wholesale fabric outlet type stores. Not sure if they're still there but you could google search them if you're in the area.
I'm a new follower of your blog and love it.
Thanks!

Cherie said...

check out fabric stores and go to the remnant table. You may have to stop by a few times to find deals, also get on the fabric store mailing list. I eventually found enough suede remnants to upholster a love seat and couch and the suede costs $3.60 a yard from an original $35.00 a yard.

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