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. 😀