My Upholstery Experiment

  • As a graphic designer, I must always keep learning … and embrace design challenges for print, web or manual craft! I have always wanted to learn to reupholster a chair. I found this great channel-back chair with wood trim, probably from the 50’s.  It is comfortable to sit in with its curved back and side arms. It is a classic and clean design … but needed to be reupholstered. I am taking this opportunity to embrace the challenge. I enrolled in a class to learn to reupholster this chair at the Eliot School in Jamaica Plain. There were about 8 – 10 other students, each with their own chair-challenge.  My hands were sore from pulling the fabric off, removing the tacks and gluing the lose joints (after using the mallet convincer).  I finished this chair in 2012 and STILL have it today! I love this chair!