Saturday, April 7, 2012

Dining Chair Reupholstering

Okay... so seeing as PB and I are poor students we initially received a lot of our furniture from various family who had these pieces forgotten about and abandoned in some attic or basement or what have you.  (Thank you family!!!)  Our dining room set is such an example.  Now this is what the original chairs looked like.

Quite blah, ey?  Two of these chairs had, at some point, been covered with an Indian looking fabric.  So we had two tan chairs, one green, and one red.  Not exactly color coordinated.  Now, we had decided that we were not getting new chairs until we could get our dream giant dining table that can expand to seat 10 or 12.  And we were not going to do that until we could get our first house.  We all know THAT is not going to happen for quite some time.  So whats a girl to do?  Revamp!

Faux Chenille Bunny

Happy Easter Vigil!

I don't know about you but i am SO looking forward to that roasted leg of lamb (All for me!)....sorry, that is my starving tummy talking right now.  Anywho, of course I had to do something Easter related and I came up with this.
Faux Chenille Bunny!

So the point of this is that after you wash it a few times the edges are supposed to get extra fluffy and mimic actual chenille.  I'm not sure I would go THAT far, but it still is darn cute.  I just used leftover flannel fabric from the door busters I made a while back.  If I were to do this over, I would use cute colors like in the tutorial.  I also didn't have any stuffing on hand so I just filled it with fabric scraps that I've collected over the last few months.  So it is a little more lumpy and not as squishy as it would otherwise be.  Ah well.  Warning:  this uses alot of thread.