Cut a new piece of foam for the seat and continued to upholster the seat and the arms.
Then upholster the front of the back
DO NOT UPHOLSTER THE BACK.
The trick to button tufting is to have something
solid at the back to secure the buttons to.
I relied on the wood uprights on this chair.
There are other methods including:
tieing around cotton, or a second button on the back side.
Here are my nifty supplies and tools.
Used upholstery buttons
My homemade upholstery needle
*your needle must be sharp and strong*
Tape - because my needle doesn't have an eye
Recover the buttons with new fabric I used the same fabric as the chair, you could choose a complementary fabric.
Make sure the back loop is exposed.
Cut your wire to approx. 12inch
Thread your cut wire through the button loop.
Using your large needle skewer your upholstery from front to back.
Now tape the wire to the end of your needle.
DO NOT USE A LOT OF TAPE. Try to keep the thickness as thin as possible to get it through the layers of fabrics smoothly or else it will get caught up and the wire will seperate from the needle. You want to get it thru the first time, everytime.
4 the love of WOOD is all about my adventures in re-purposing vintage furniture. I live on the west coast of Canada and enjoy my country view. I hope to inspire you to try your hand at up cycling and provide a unique perspective when looking at unwanted items.
Spray Painting Info
How To Upholster
a simple arm chair
Upholstering chair back
Painting Fabric with ASCP
Tips and Tricks to Create This
Frightening to French
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Articles de Paris
tips to help you achieve this look
Serpentine Dresser handpainted with the British Union Jack
ideas for redoing inside your furniture
Beach Themed Console
come see what the new team members have to offer
great use for broken garden lattice
ideas for materials
Simple tricks to paint a vintage gold mirror
tips to adding legs to your furniture
Learned tricks to painting drop cloth
Gold Marbled Finish
This was one time not to add paint
Take advantage of vintage plywood
Old World Cargo Chest
learn a simple trick for a vintage stenciled look
4 installments including benches, chairs, tables, misc. items, and a queen size bed frame. Come take the journey.
come see this transformation
Black n White
Here is a collection of black and white photos for you to enjoy