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Good evening to all.  We are going to start our project today.  This project is going to be done on a day to day basis rather than showing you all in one blog.  We are going to be doing an upholstery job on an old chair.  The first thing is to have yourself a piece of furniture if you wish to follow along.  Otherwise you can always come back to our blog and do the follow along process then. 


We found this chair on an estate sale.  As you can see, the cushion is shot and the upholstery is not too good either.  We felt this would be a great example to start with.  To start, you will need a flat head screwdriver, a hammer and a wire cutter/pincher tool to help remove the tacks.



The first thing to do now is to start taking off the old upholstery.  You will remove the bottom which is usually a lighter weight fabric.  Then begin by removing the tacks carefully.  We started to do this and to our surprise, found another upholstery underneath the green.


We have now removed both upholstery pieces and have found the old fashioned springs with a straw like batting for the seat.

After you have finished with the seat, you would then tackle the back of the chair.


As you can see, this requires a lot of patience and time.  In this case, it took approximately 2 to 3 hours to remove all the tacks out of this chair.  Doing so will give you a much nicer piece to work with when it comes to doing the reupholstering and a much better finished piece.


We have decided to spray paint our chair just so it has a fresh new look.  Hopefully the weather will cooperate and we can get this step done in time for when we need to put the seat back on. 


Good luck and we will be back.

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