10.05.2009

Sit Here

I have such an obsession with chairs. Looking on craigslist for chairs, looking on ebay for chairs and searching flea markets and antique stores for chairs. All of these efforts are so I have a new project and another chair to recover.
(as seen in this post, this one and this one...oh and this one too)

I would LOVE to learn how to upholster the real way and how to do the 8 knot tie of the springs, or whatever the correct terminology is for all you real upholsters out there, and how to use an upholstery needle. I see websites everyday with the most beautiful chairs like Chairloom. I wish I had the talent and space in my apartment to make beauties like these










Ahh someday I'll learn. But, till then I will continue to pick up chairs on the side of the road, in my parents attic and make the BF take me on many a wild goose chase to pick up some chair I found on craigslist :)
Happy Monday!

21 comments:

sarah @ realestatestyle said...

I would also love to learn how to upholster to create some of these beauties!

Isabella & Max Rooms said...

Ha! I can completely relate...

It's certainly easy to reupholster a dining seat or a piece with just a cushion, but a bigger project is something I leave to the professionals.

Happy Chair Hunting! Janell

MyLittleHappyPlace said...

Nothin' like a good wild goose chase - especially for something with "a lotta PO-ten-tial!!" ;)

paula said...

oh, me too. I just bought some antique balloon back chairs and need to have them all tightened and re upholstered. It would be much cheaper if I could do it myself although the man I use is on the cheap side and a sweetie.

Jeannine @ Small and Chic said...

I'm with you...if I had a garage or a basement, there'd be all sorts of projects on my list. Living in a small space just doesn't allow it.

However, I have to tell you that I'm pretty sure I remember there being an upholstery course offered through adult ed...maybe it was in Brookline or Boston? Granted, I haven't lived in the area since 2005, so that might be a thing of the past.

Lauren said...

I'm obsessed with chairs too...but we have a one bedroom apartment so...it cramps my style :)

Deliciously Organized said...

That bench is so cute. I think it would also be fun to do a yard sale day. Have yet to do that since living here!

Laura@JourneyChic said...

Love that settee - so pretty and petite! I have an old loveseat in my parents' basement that I'm dying to reupholster, but don't have any room for it in my house. Someday!

Design Esquire said...

I love the chairs!

Lauren said...

i don't have the patience but wish i did!!!!

my favorite and my best said...

im with you on this one. when u learn will you teach me?

Loving life in Southern California! said...

Oooh...! I really like the 3rd image! The fabric is so rich and saturated!

Emily said...

I am dying to learn how to reupholster furniture. I think you're pretty good at it based on your other posts! Have you heard of the Eliot School? It's in JP and they teach Upholstery there..check it out!

www.eliotschool.org

Haven and Home said...

I would love to learn too, someday right?

Southern Aspirations said...

That would be a great skill to learn! Again, so envious of the fabulous selection you seem to have on Boston's Craigs List!

chair up said...

I've just found your blog...yay!
I have a chair obsession too (as you can see by my blog name!). I did an upholstery course several years ago which was great for learning the basics but even after doing rather alot of projects, both for myself and others, I find that each piece I work on is different in some way than anything else I've done so it's very much learn as you go. That blue and white striped chair you did looks great, you should definitely keep it up!
Ange

Rachel said...

Me too!!!
I bought a chair earlier this year and it's just sitting there WAITING for me to re-do it. I've been putting it off because I'm going to have to pay somebody to reupholster it since I can't do it myself, and that costs $$.

You can see a pic of it here:
http://girllearningalongtheway.blogspot.com/2009/05/check-out-my-new-vintage-chair.html

la said...

i hear you, girlfriend. i've even got a book and a set of dvds on upholstery...the problem is finding the TIME to actually read/watch them and work on projects! i can barely get my house vacuumed and my laundry folded as it is...

Jenna said...

That is something I have always wanted to learn too. Maybe when I get older.... lol

Blueprint Bliss said...

I'm off to look at Craig's List right now...

Jess said...

I have an obsession with chairs myself! I just finished my first re-covering project and picked a cabana stripe pattern (maybe a mistake!) I'll probably be posting some pics on The Finer Things eventually. Thanks for stopping by our blog-- so glad to have found yours-- love your style!