Thursday, October 13, 2011

De-upholstered Wingback

Ugh! Almost 2 weeks later and I've finally removed all of the purple fabric from my wingback. I would say that I removed all the staples too, but this monster has been reupholstered before and there old staples in the wood that I'm not messing with.

Here's my curbside wingback before.

Here's what she looks like right now. It's so awesome how it feels like I haven't done anything. But hopefully that changes over the next few weeks. At least I think that's how long it will take to dress her up again. I have a plan on her "after" look, I just hope I'm successful!

A beautiful sight for those that understand. And here's her original fabric. Hello 70's! Not terrible, but not my style either.

Love the Beasts,


  1. Oh, man... what if you had just gone over the purple? Was it even possible? I know nothing about this kinda stuff. I would have given up a long time ago. Keep going!andrea@townandprairie

  2. I admire your persistence and effort. It will be amazing in the end. God bless x

  3. I forgot you were working on this wonder I have seen you at any parties, staple removal is no joke!! Have a great weekend my friend!

  4. awesome progress Emily! I am so impressed - this is a woolly mammoth of a project. I'm pretty ashamed that all I've ever tried to do is make a simple little slipcover. I've never tried anything as transforming as this - and you're about to achieve something totally fabulous! xo, Diane

  5. You are going to be soooo successful on this chair! I can't wait to see what you do with it.

    This is a huge project but I know you're going to do something amazing with this chair!!!

    Go Emily!!