In Over My Head

Have you watched that show on HGTV called “Over Your Head”?  If not, it’s a show where a professional from HGTV saves someone from a DIY disaster.

Wonder if they have this show for furniture disasters?

I purchased this chair at the Salvation Army for $7...

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The lady in line behind me was purchasing a book about Leonard DiCaprio.  Her son (probably about 10 years old) kept asking if Leo was dead.  Man, I feel old.

Who got the better or DiCaprio book lady??  The verdict is still out.

I knew this chair was going to be more difficult than other chairs I have tackled because it’s a wingback.  It was just too pretty to pass up and I was feeling pretty adventurous that day.  I figured that I’d only be out $7 if it didn’t work out.

I brought it home and tried to tear it apart… was hard.  This chair is a beast. I usually tackle furniture projects on my own but I called in reinforcement on this one…in the form of Nate.

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He used his man powers to start ripping off the 100000 million trillion staples….this chair was upholstered well.  He ripped most of it off and told me I was on my own with my craziness.  Seems fair.

After removing the fabric from the seat cushion, I left the project like this…

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I need some time to recuperate.  We already have about 30 minutes of destroying time in this chair.  I’m excited to sand and prime the chair but I’m extremely nervous about reupholstering it.  I have found some decent tutorials on-line and will give it a shot next week-end…which means this post is….to be continued!

Have you tackled something that was “over your head”?  How’d it turn out?

Have you reupholstered a wing back chair?  Any tips?

Do you think the Leonardo DiCaprio book lady got a better deal?  It's okay. I can take it...