This before after is my very first attempt at a fabric chair makeover.
OK, it’s not just a fabric chair, it’s a wing-back recliner! Oh my, what did I get myself into?
To be honest, I had to face my doubts and fears before jumping into my first ( and not-so-beginners’ ) re-upholstery project.
Totally worth it: we love the fresh new look of this makeover, and it was quite a fun learning process!
In this step by step tutorial , I will share with you an overview of everything I have learned about how to makeover an upholstered recliner chair, and lots of helpful tips for beginners . If I can do it, so can anyone!
The beginnings: this wing-back recliner chair was a Craigslist find. Although it is a well-made chair, I never liked the fabric.
It sat in our guest bedroom until we started our epic decluttering a few months ago. The rule for us was: only keep things we truly love, and let go of the rest. ( More on that in another post!)
So a decision has to be made: should we donate it, or transform it into a chair that spark joy every time we see it?
You know I can’t resist a potentially fun before after DIY project. When my dear Mom happened to send me some beautiful floral home decor fabric, I took a deep breathe, and dived in….