Sunday, March 20, 2011

Finally

Look what my Mommy FINALLY finished!!


Now Emerson has yet another chair to be photographed in.  Please excuse the fact that my daughter is not fully clothed.  Her dress was unfortunately abandoned early on today... it looked better than it smelled...


Classic Emerson puppy-dog expression... tongue out.


So after two and a half months... the chair is finally complete!  While there are a few spots that I wish looked a little bit better, I'm pretty happy with the way it turned out.  Let me tell you... upholstering a tufted wing chair is not an easy project to attempt.  But I guess if you can figure out a really hard project, the next ones will just be that much easier.. right?  That's what I keep telling myself...

Here are a few pictures of the finished product...




The plan is to have the chair in the living room for a while... so that I can enjoy it!  Then I'm thinking that it will become my office chair.  Now I need to find just the right throw pillow for this chair...

Blue looks good...

But then again, so does the pink floral...  Decisions, decisions.  What's a girl to do?


** Update**

Just in case you're curious-- here are a few other upholstery projects I've completed more recently!

Girly Wing Chair
Upholstered Headboard

18 comments:

Bonnie said...

STUNNING! Pat yourself on the back (and Doug's too)... this chair looks SO professional! Absolutely gorgeous. Not only can I not believe you attempted something this intense in the first place, but that it turned out THIS great in the end. Way to go!

Amy said...
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Amy said...

oh.my.goodness. (insert applause here). that looks amazing! can you come do our couch? orrrr, can you recommend any nice covers/ideas for a couch?

kathleen marie said...

you are my hero. for so many reasons, but this is one of them.

Anonymous said...

Looks amazing especially adorned with Emerson, Love it Mom

kelly ens said...

Wow Elissa - that is amazing!!! good job! :)

Anonymous said...

The blue pillow looks good on the chair but I thought the pink floral was outstanding. The whole chair looks great and Emerson is cuter than ever!
Aunt Charlotte

Gord and Andrea said...

i am amazed!!!
andrea

the Dees fam said...

Good job, Elissa! I'm thinking the best prop in that chair is your adorable daughter!! :)

Kirsten said...

Wow Elissa! The chair looks INCREDIBLE!!! Way to go. I dream of completing projects like that one day. Just have to not be a student and full time worker - but the day will come : ) You may have me knocking on your door for help in a few years.

Danae said...

Wow, that's amazing! Great Job! (would've never said that was your first try!)

Melissa Reed said...

stop making me so intimidated. when Hudson naps I get the kitchen cleaned up, I don't re-upholster a chair. sheesh woman!

Lisa, Jared, Sammi & Travis said...

It looks amazing! And your model is the perfect compliment, too! Guess that means I need to get on those photos! I'll get back to you soon with those!

Melissa said...

AMAZING! You have skills! I love the color and the arm pearl detail! I like the blue pillow best - and Emerson is a charming model :)

Kelsie-Lynn said...

It turned out beautiful! You guys did an amazing job. I like the pink pillow best.

Carol said...

Congratulations on the chair! Amazing results!

InteriorGroupie said...

I just popped over from Rambling Reno's and your chair is phenomenal! Can't believe this is the first reupholstery project you've done...it's beautiful. Time for me to poke around your blog more!

Tiffany @ {Living Savvy} said...

I just found your blog and I love this chair! I also tackled a wing chair upholstery project this year and had the same feeling when I announced I would do it... sheer panic!! Your turned out wonderful!

Check out mine if you would like:
http://www.savvydesignwest.com/2011/08/how-to-reupholster-wingback-chair.html

Hope you have a great new year! I am a new follower!

Tiffany
{Living Savvy}