IT IS FINISHED!!!!
OK well just one of them is finished, but lets not dwell on that.
Let me start of my saying I have NEVER recovered anything before! Not even a simple seat cushion.
I would not recommend for your first recovering project to be a settee, I would definitely go easier.
But like I have said before...I am a gluten for punishment.
First thing is that I learned A LOT!
Now I love trim and it ability to cover a multitude of sins.
I would love to get a pneumatic stapler before I start the next chair.
That would make things a little more easier.
I do hope that my grandmother and great grandmother and any other great and grand mother in my family that had this chair once aren't rolling over in their graves due to what I have done to our family heirloom. But in my defense it was falling apart, the wood was chipping and there were some medallions on it and they fell off years ago and don't forget the fabric...that had definitely seen better days.
So enough talking lets show you what we've got.
Let me first remind you about what the chair looked like before.
And now with out further ado...TADA!
I painted the wood with my all time favorite color SW Halycon Green.
Then I added black glaze to show the detail better.
And when rubbing the glaze off some of the paint came off too...I liked it!
Then after some real debate I finally decided on a fabric that was nothing that I had picked out at JoAnn's. I decided to go a little more bold since I thought everything else in the room is going to be pretty plain.
I would say that black and white stripes are pretty bold. Wouldn't you?
Then for the trim, I went as thick of trim as I could get yet not look too awkward.
The trim saved me. Some places I cut the fabric too short or my staple gun wouldn't staple all the way down and you would never know with the trim covering it up!
For you really observant people, you have already noticed that I painted the mirror.
My goal is to make this room brighter...I think I am accomplishing it!
Let's review, here is the before again.
And the after!