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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

A Simple Little Re-Do Project...


Keeping it real here...have you ever had this happen to a piece of furniture?  I have two matching recliners that we have had for several years and the footpad on one wore right through.  I'm not looking to replace it right now...with five young grandchildren, two rambunctious pugs, and lots of adults using these chairs, I don't need to worry about what happens with new furniture!  I'm not that skilled to totally reupholster the chairs, so I decided to just do a simple re-cover for the footpads on each chair.  First, we removed the pieces, by unscrewing them from the underside.  On the torn piece,  I took some extra fabric, and glued it into the opening so I would have a pretty smooth surface...


Since the chairs are several years old and have wear...matching fabric...if I could find it, would no longer match.  So I bought some fabric in a contrasting pattern, but like color tones, and simply used a staple gun to cover the pieces.  One hint~ try not to cover over the screw holes...it makes it much easier when it's time to put it back together!  With this fabric, I needed to make sure the grain was running straight when I stapled...


The original footpads had decorative cording on the front.  I had some nailhead trim and placed it just above the cording, so I was able to nail it in.  If you haven't used this product before, it comes in flexible rolls, and you nail in a matching nailhead every so often in the holes provided.  It looks like you've put in individual tacks, but you only do a few!


Afterwards, just screw the footpads back onto the frames.  We're really happy with the refreshed look of the chairs!  Next, I plan to make throw pillows with the fabric for each chair.


Uh oh...looks like somebody is ready to cause more trouble...


I am joining Kim over at Savvy Southern Style for
 Wow Us Wednesday
and
Debra at Common Ground's Vintage Inspiration Friday

Until next time...

29 comments:

  1. Good job, Linda -- looks great! I love that little guy (gal?) looking for more!

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  2. What a great solution to your worn fabric. The chair looks great and so will a throw pillow of the same fabric. This was a very creative way to cover the footrest and it looks nice.

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  3. Gosh Linda,
    Great save, stylish and spot on! More life for a great chair. Love mix and match fabrics.
    Smiles, Alice

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  4. Dang Linda I think you did a fab job.
    The two pattern look is in a lot of furniture decor now so looks just like it came that way.
    Perfect.
    Amy

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  5. It looks great...You did good..

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  6. Absolutely awesome idea!!! Great job!

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  7. It looks great! I really like your use of tacks.

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  8. Linda
    You did an outstanding job on the chair well done my friend

    xoxo
    Kate

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  9. VERY inventive....looks great too! I love those chairs by the way!

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  10. Good save. Both in looks and not replacing.
    Joy

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  11. Great job!!! Looks great!!!
    : ) Kris

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  12. How smart!!!! I love the contrast between the fabrics and the beading across. How clever is that!!! Well done!

    I hope your pug got nice and comfy!!!!!

    Karen x

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  13. What a great fix! The pillows will make the whole thing look custom. Love the contrast of the two fabrics!

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  14. I think this is great. Two different patterns on furniture is popular too!
    You could use smaller swatches for the arms too... if you were going for that 'tied together' look.
    I really like the tack strip---I'll be dabbling in some of that myself soon.

    Pat

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  15. Linda,
    Looks great! In fact I like it better, gives it the repurposed look.
    Lisa

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  16. What a fantastic idea and I love how it contrasts with the rest of the chair. Wonderful!!

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  17. What a great idea! It looks amazing! Trouble? how could such a cute, angelic looking dog cause trouble? LOL. It almost looks like he is looking to see if the coast is clear! too cute!

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  18. That's a great solution! Looks terrific!

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  19. Fabulous way of redoing a worn patch! Looks great!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  20. You are so smart to think of this!! Great job... not sure it will be pug-proof. hee hee

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  21. Nice save! What a great chair and a very clever way to give it new life. Thanks for the tip on the upholstery tack strip.

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  22. Well done Linda. You rescued those chairs beautifully.

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  23. Great save! I looks better than the original!

    Carol

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  24. What a good idea, looks very nicely done. Hope your dog behaves itself...looks naughty :-) Pam

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  25. Your re-do looks "WOW" for sure, girl, you are so very clever!
    Hugs, Cindy

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  26. So smart of you! I think I actually like the chair better this way - somehow that piece of contrasting fabric really makes the chair pop. Good job, my friend!

    xo
    Claudia

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  27. Great job Linda! I love the fabric choice too. Your pugster is so cute!

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  28. Fabulous job in finding fabric that coordinated! That's the hardest part and you did it!! I can't wait to see what you do for the pillows. With those in place you might not get a chance to use the chair yourself.. it will be so comfy!!!

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  29. My goodness, Linda, you're such a smarty! That looks great! I think that's a good idea adding a pillow too. I love the look on your dog's face..so cute :)

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