Saturday, June 27, 2009

MET MONDAY - IN THE WORKSHOP AGAIN


It is Met Monday again hosted by Susan at
Between Naps on the Porch.
Be sure to check out Susan's blog for a list of the other participants and their projects.

As I have said before, Bob is always in his workshop (aka The Garage) putzing around taking things apart and putting them back together. In April, he bought this huge, oak rocking chair at auction for $20. He is never satisfied until he has taken it all apart, then reglued, redoweled, re-whatevered its parts.

Back together again!

This project ended up involving me more than I intended. I'm the resident upholsterer, but only because I own the sewing machine. It's not because I know how or have any experience.

The previous upholstery was a mess - brown vinyl, bad foam, and broken springs.
I know enough that for a good upholstery job, you need a good foundation. So between us, we figured out the springs and added new foam and batting.

Then it was time for the fabric of choice - nice fabric, but on sale so I could buy plenty in case I goofed up.

The final product!

It's big, heavy, but really comfortable.

Check out that nice welting job..

The chair is off to the consignment store to be sold.

21 comments:

Pat@Back Porch Musings said...

The chair turned out beautifully, Sally! I love it!

prof en retraite said...

Oh, Sally! What a beautiufl job! You're kidding when you say you don't sew, right? Fabulous cushions!! Have a great week!...Debbie

Shelia said...

OH, Sally! The chair turned out beautifully! I love it! And what a great job you did on the upholstery! You're going to sell it? Oh! Well, someone will really love this I'm sure!
Be a sweetie,
Shelai :)

onlymehere said...

You both did a superb job on this!

Kammy said...

Great job Sally ! Thanks for visiting my blog ! I live in the Waverly area - north of Ft Collins - way out in the country !
Hugs ~ Kammy

imjacobsmom said...

This chair turned out so nice, how can you part with it? I know that Bob made it much sturdier and your talents have really turned this chair around. I wish that I lived close by - I really do. ~ Robyn

Fifi Flowers said...

Lovely chair redo!!!

bj said...

I so wish I could do upholstering. It would be so nice to cover 2 chairs and an ottoman that I have ...they are going to the thrift shop because I can't afford to have them recovered...I can't do it myself and can't afford more chairs...OH, woe is me!! What's a woman to do?? :)

Carrie said...

You both did a great job restoring the chair. Actually, your upholstery work looks professional!

Brenda said...

Boy, what an enormous difference fabric made on this chair! Now you could put it anywhere and it would grace the room with elegance and charm.
Brenda

pk @ room remix said...

What a beautiful, professional looking job you did on this! It looks awesome! I must admit I'm more than a little jealous of your abilities in that area. I would love to be able to do that.

Tootsie said...

get over here now!!! I can't sew worth a crap but I have a great machine....and lots to sew!!! you did a great job!

Picket said...

That turned out beautiful girl...great job on the upholstering! Yep I have a play farm now and I love to plow and harvest! lol I especially love seeing my little farm animals run around all over the place! lol

Oh girl if you love bacon and tomatoe sandwiches with mayo you are gonna love this dip..letting it set over night in the fridge really gets the flavor going and I add a LOT of black pepper! It is fantastic to eat with just chips! Thanks for coming by girl and have a great week!

Really Rainey said...

Hi Sally! What a great project for you guys to work together! And it came out beautiful... The rocker will do well on consignment! Stop by my blog for my 100th post giveaway if you get a chance!
Have a great week!
~Really Rainey~

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

Sally, what a fantastic transformation.. your sewing skills are incredible. I'm sure it won't last long in the consignment shop. I'm glad you enjoyed the animal photos. Miss Scooter loves to take tissues out of the trash to chew up.. Not sure what her obsession is with them, but it sure makes a mess... have a super day my friend... hugs ~lynne~

Smilingsal said...

I'd buy it in a heartbeat! The welting is the hardest part to get right, and you did a super job!

The Pleasures of Homemaking said...

I'm sooo impressed with the welting! You guys are a great team. That chair came out so good - incredible!

Manuela

Sue said...

What a team you guys are!! The chair came fabulous. Between you and Bob you could go into business you did a great jod with the cover and he did a great job with the frame of the chair...

A Romantic Porch said...

Oh wow! That chair truly turned out stunningly. Thank you for your sweet anniversary wishes and sharing your memories with me. xo rachel

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

If you "don't sew", I don't know who does! This chair and upholstery look wonderful! I'm impressed with yours and your husband's skills. laurie

Nouveau Stitch said...

Waiting to hear if the chair sold yet. Beautiful job all around...upholstery is such a fun transformational process and a great skill. Good luck on the sale!

Ellen