This chair was my first reupholster job ever. I bought 4 identical club chairs 6 years ago and had been hauling them around from house to house as I moved. The original chairs has nice lines and were comfortable, but the golf pattern upholstery had to go! lol

I found this great fabric online, ordered a Freeman staple gun (we have a pancake compressor) and began dismantling the chair and stripping the wood.


Once the chair was stripped, I stained it with a Walnut shade of Danish Oil, that I wiped on in several coats.


I kept the batting from the chair and used the old material as guide for the new material. I then stapled the new material onto the front, back and seat.

I am a passable sewer and made the piping and seat cushions. It took an entire day, because I made many, MANY mistakes. But, I am stubborn and persevered.

Finally, I glued the piping into place, on the front and back, using a hot glue gun.

So there you go, from drab to fab. This club chair has so much style now, it could be an accent piece or the focal point of the room. The brightly colored fabric give this this chair a bohemian feel, while the rich wood stain and lines anchor the chair in a classic style. Yes, the best of both worlds!

I sold this piece for $250.

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