20 April 2018

Something different

Many years ago I took an upholstery course in Adult Ed. I loved refinished antique furniture and upholstering old pieces. Those days are long gone but I found myself with a project. I go to a meeting in a church that has this huge weird chair. It never had a back cushion. It is HUGE and finally the chince fabric tore. This chair gets hard duty with possible coffee spills and sometime visiting dogs with dirty paws. I picked out this fabric because it matched the wood, was subdued, and was busy enough to hide dirt.

Cushion safety pinned with a table cloth

Fiber fill to create the missing back cushion

Cutting out the pieces made with a paper pattern I made.

As you can see I still have to cover the springs on the bottom of the seat. Meanwhile, we can sit in comfort.

Thanks for reading,


  1. You rock! My mom used to do things like that... way over my pay grade!

    1. Thanks Judy. I am used to doing tufted velvet settees so this was easy but it would have been WAY better if I had had an existing back cushion.

  2. It became a very special chair.

    1. Thanks Joke. The people who sit in it are happy to have a back pillow!!


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