At the beginning of the summer my husband and I picked up two Walter Nugent c-15 loungers from a yard sale for $5 each! I stripped and stained them with Minwax Bombay Mahogany stain, and they’ve been sitting in my husband’s office without seats for the last 3 months. I know, I’m awesome.
Here’s a shot of the label on the underside of the seats:

So today I thought I’d tackle the upholstery. The selection of fabric patterns available in my town is very small, and I’m somewhat leery of ordering fabric online. I really like to touch and feel and see fabric before I purchase it. But I digress….

Here’s a shot of the fabric I chose:

The project is not going so well. Mainly because the fabric has no stretch to it. So I thought before I launched the chair through a window, I’d take a break and show you all a preview of the chair. I still have a bit of sewing to do on the upholstery, since the cover doesn’t fit right, and the chair seat has to be re-attached to the base. In time, I may reupholster these again, maybe in a stretchy vinyl of some sort, and salvage the fabric for pillows.

I had before pics, but somehow lost them from my computer. :S

I’m thinking of leaving this project until the kids are in bed tonight. That way if a few angry curse words slip out, there’ll be no one to call me on them.
The worst part is, I still have the mate to this chair to finish. But at least I’ll finally have a place to sit when I wander into my husband’s office during the day. I predict his productivity will drop dramatically with the completion of this project. 😀

5 thoughts on “Frustrating Project of the Day….

  1. Lori@Paisley Passions

    I feel your pain. I decided to redo my dining room chairs. . .all 8 of them. The fabric I chose didn’t have much stretch to it either, it nearly put me into the looney bin before I was done!

    Yours looks GREAT though! Love the color choice. Good luck finishing #2!

    Thanks for sharing your “creative mojo” with me on Thrilling Thursday. I hope you will be back again soon :)
    ~Lori S.
    Thrilling Thursdays @Paisley Passions


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