How To Reupholster a $15.00 Garage Sale Wingback Chair

How To Reupholster a $15.00 Garage Sale Wingback Chair

Everybody asks me if they can handle reupholstering the classic Wingback chair.  Unless you're a skilled slipcover seamstress, you might get overly ambitious and find yourself elbow deep in cotton batting before you know it. Before you remove the first staple,

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see how Creative Maven tears it down in Part 1 and puts it all back together in Part 2.

I can tell you that she saved her friend at least $375.00 in labor, and that's a low reupholstery price here in the midwest.  You'll need these three things to start:

  1. patience
  2. perseverence
  3. a good book on CD or a friend to talk to

Have at it and don't forget to send me photos.

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Anonymous on Nov 10, 2013:

Thanks for the updated links, MC!

MC on Mar 12, 2013:

You'll also have to look to the suggested links at the bottom of EMMM blog to find part 2. Jeez.

Anonymous on Mar 04, 2013:

The links no longer work, please update!!  Thanks!

Justin on Apr 19, 2012:

Too bad, the links do not work.  I'm considering this option for my living room chairs also...

Casey on Apr 14, 2012:

The links appear to be broken.  I would love to see your tutorials, Part 1 and Part 2, but I can't get there from here.

Anonymous on Mar 22, 2012:

This is fantastic. i just bought some fabric and about to embark on the daunting task myself!

Thanks, Door251!



ModHomeEcTeacher on Apr 06, 2010:

It's a great tutorial. I've been putting off doing a tutorial on a wingback. Nice job.

Molly @ The Creative Maven on Apr 05, 2010:

Thanks for the link! :)

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