The Reveal | Victorian Reupholstered Chair

Today, I want to share with you a video showing the upholstery techniques I used on this reupholstered chair. The end results are amazing!

We have been on what seems like a long journey together with this Victorian chair!! But we are finally nearing the end and I can’t wait to show you the results of the hard work of reupholstering this chair! It was sooooo worth it!

all the deets!

This is where we left off….

…and this is where we pick up!

step by step

In this video, I will show you the steps I used to add batting to the arm sections of the chair.

I used the same steps were used to attach the decorative fabric to the chair. Be sure and read the previous posts to see all the techniques! Since the base fabric was already attached, adding the gorgeous grain-sack upholstery fabric was a breeze!

it was worth the work!

And here is the end result! This chair was certainly a challenge to work on but it was worth every bit of the effort I put in!

lovely curves

The lovely curves are enhanced by the jute braided trim I chose to cover the upholstery staples.

Just a bit of hot glue to hold the trim down. I love the texture it adds to the chair!

Doesn’t it help to frame the chair – especially at the top with all of that gorgeous carved detail??

character and details

The wood was sanded down to remove the stain. I left some of the dark stain in the deep places to help add character to this chair. Not that it needed any help in that department!

The attention to detail that the furniture maker used when this piece was built shows true craftsmanship!

adorable washstand!

Have you noticed the sweet oak washstand next to this reupholstered chair? I will be posting about that transformation soon!

I mean, look at these two go together! A match made in furniture heaven!

gorgeous grain sack

I just cannot get enough of the soft curves of this chair! And the straight lines of the grain-sack fabric are such a nice contrast to the curvy lines of the wood frame. It really is a work of art!

By the way, I purchased the fabric from Sweet Annie Acres, a Michigan based business. The fabric is amazing quality and I will certainly purchase from them again. I pre-washed to prevent any shrinkage. I can’t wait for my next reupholstery or slipcover project!

the old becomes new

One of the aspects of my job that I love the most is taking a piece and loving on it until it is brought back to life! Honestly, every step of this project was a joy!

Be sure to read each post about this transformation. I have broken the steps down so that you can tackle your own reupholstery project!

let’s be social!

Here is a pinnable image for you to save to your Pinterest project boards! While you are there, be sure to follow me! If you have any questions, please feel free to ask in the comments or contact me on social media – Instagram and Facebook! We have fun in stories and would love to chat with you there!

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  1. Hi Cindy!
    I have been waiting for this reveal, and as I expected, the chair turned out gorgeous! You did a fabulous job! I love both the curves of that chair and the grain sack fabric! I do hope you’ll share this at Homestyle Gathering this week! Hope to see you there!
    >>> Kim

    1. Kim, thanks so much for your kind words! I really enjoyed each step of this project? and I will be sure to share on HG!! ??

  2. Cindy, what a beautiful result. I will be starting a similar project soon and I am wondering about the color the sanded wood will be. Is this chair made of mahogany? Thanks Beatrice

    1. Thanks for the sweet words Beatrice! My hubby’s best guess on the wood is cherry. The chair is very old – probably from the 1920’s so the wood has aged to it’s current lovely patina. Good luck with project and feel free to contact me with any questions! ?

  3. Hi Cindy! thank you for sharing your step by step. I have never reupholstered anything but now i hope i get the chance to. This chair is so lovely. I love all of it.

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