I’ve decided to start naming vintage furnishings when we buy them. For fun, ya know, to give them a little more personality! We did a little thrift store shopping recently and found Mack, this boxy upholstered arm chair. I’m teaching myself to reupholster furniture (with books and YouTube vidoes) and I think this will be my first official furniture job. I want to tackle the 3 piece sectional (now named Sylvester) but it’s intimidating. If I can do this chair, I can repeat the same process three times on the sofa.
I think Mack would benefit from a set of brand new 6″ wooden cone legs after it has some new upholstery. It’s lightweight, quite comfortable and in great condition.
We also scored this lamp, Sarah, for $2 (half-off day at Goodwill—woohoo!), which happens to be very similar to this lamp we already own. With matching shades, they’ll look like sisters.
Sarah’s long lost sister…
the chair is so great! i would strongly suggest that you find an upholstery class or beg an upholsterer to teach you how to upholster the chair. i tried doing it myself after reading through some tutorials, books, blogs and what not. then took a class and realized that i underestimated the craftsmanship involved.
I’ve searched high and low for classes but I can’t find one anywhere! We’ve done a couple chairs before just winging it but I feel more confident this time after doing more research and getting more tools.
I’d almost leave the chair upholstery the way it is and just add the legs. Looks awesome to me. I love 1/2 off Goodwill days! Nice finds. Jealous of the chair though.
Oh,and FYI- I talk to my stuff before I buy it. You know,so it will be OK with hanging out with me.LOL!
Used to be a show on TV called “The Stagers” and Matt,a guy who I’ve come to know a little from his blogs who was on the show quite a bit used to do that. Guess I picked up his quirky habits. Hmm,maybe they need names too.