Sewing, Refashioning, Repurposing & Thrifting Through Life

Sneak Peek: Upcoming Furniture Projects

on May 22, 2014

Here’s a sneak peek at some projects that I’ve been working on for the past few months. Yes, I said months. Not days, not weeks. Months. Ugh! If only I didn’t actually have to “work” at a real job. I couldn’t even guess an ETA on these but they are coming. I promise.

#1. 1990s Floral Loveseat Reupholstery.


This one is almost done. I just had the cushions left to do when the zipper foot on my sewing machine broke.

#2. This pair of chairs for reupholstery and refinishing. One is in progress right now with the tufting finished. I had someone at All Experts answer some questions on these and now I can’t find the response. If anyone knows what styles these are, please let me know in the comments. I believe the legs are Queen Anne style and the chairs are Louis XIV or XV, from what I can remember.


#3.  Late 1960s/1970s 8-Foot Sofa

I had to have this sofa. It is the perfect size for our large family. I got a quote on reupholstery. Labour: $1000-1400, Fabric:18 to 20 yards @ $40 to $120/yard. Holy moly! I’m doing this one myself. Notice it is in our basement on blocks of wood. A couple of the legs are missing. The woman at the upholstery shop told me it was a really good sofa. Well, of course. It wasn’t made yesterday. They don’t make ’em like this anymore. The lines on this are absolutely gorgeous. I plan on purchasing a couple of armchairs in the same style.


This sofa project won’t happen for a while. I have 2 other chairs that will be painted and reupholstered as well as a cane chair that needs to be redone along with an enormous sectional that I inherited from my parents. It resides in our basement family room. The fabric is UGLY and something will need to be done. So many projects, so little time!




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