New Upholstery

by Sherry

I hope you are enjoying the first days of Fall.

  I am loving all the beautiful Fall Home Tours on blogs now.
Do you remember months ago where I posted that the upholstery on my favorite French chairs
was ruined?  Well,  I ran into quite a few obstacles but they are finally recovered.

These chairs are in our eat-in kitchen and they get lots of use (and sometimes spills).  I loved the original blue and white buffalo check and had the top of the chairs reupholstered  in the same fabric.  The seats are done in a heavy white marine vinyl that can be easily maintained.  Luckily,  the tiny blue and white stripped fabric on the back of the chairs was not damaged so it was left.

Upholstery is not cheap!

  I searched on-line for an upholsterer and emailed pictures of the chairs for a quote.  I was amazed at the big differences in quotes I received.  Luckily, I found a sweet elderly husband and wife team that now only work part-time.  They did an amazing job and charged me half of what the lowest quote was!   I am now looking for fabric for them to cover two chair cushions.  Send me an email if you live in the Orlando/Clermont area and need a good upholsterer.

I am headed to Target to buy Scotch Guard which hopefully with save the chairs from future spills.

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Debra Oliver September 29, 2015 - 12:21 am

they're gorgeous, Sherry. love that blue and white Buffalo check, it's perfect with your Roman Shade and oh wow, that wall of plates. It looks like a magazine shoot!

Ron September 29, 2015 - 1:05 am

The chairs look great!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky September 29, 2015 - 2:16 am

The chairs look beautiful, Sherry. Love the blue and white check, it is gorgeous. I am glad you found someone to do them and didn't have to pay an arm and a leg:)

Deserae September 29, 2015 - 2:31 am

They turned out fabulous….love the different fabrics!!! I wish I lived in your area….I need a good upholsterer.

Charm Bracelet Diva {at Home} September 29, 2015 - 2:41 am

They look great, Sherry! I wouldn't even know where to begin to find a good upholsterer. Nice to find someone you can trust:)

The Polka Dot Closet September 29, 2015 - 3:34 am

Sherry, what a great idea to use marine vinyl! You are such a great decorator, I love the checks and the white. I will certainly keep your upholsterer in mind! I know, it is soooo expensive. You were smart to shop around!


Becca September 29, 2015 - 11:47 am

Wow, they are gorgeous! I love the fabric and attention to detail. I know you'll enjoy their new look for years to come.

Anne Boykin September 29, 2015 - 12:10 pm

Wow, your chairs are fabulous! Love the mixture of fabrics.

Lynn @The Vintage Nest September 29, 2015 - 1:11 pm

covering them in the vinyl is brilliant Sherry and combined with the check is so elegant. xo

Mari September 29, 2015 - 3:43 pm

Your chairs look amazing ! I love the two different fabrics…..


Kim September 29, 2015 - 7:21 pm

The chairs are so pretty, the whole room is fabulous!

Blondie's Journal September 29, 2015 - 8:06 pm

So so pretty, Sherry. I want to get two slipper chairs for the ends of our harvest table but I worry about spills, too. I think we can wing it with Scotch Guard…you only live once! 🙂

Jane x

Kelly September 29, 2015 - 8:13 pm

I just adore your chairs! The checked fabric used on the backs and the more practical fabric on the seats is the best of both worlds!

Rita C. September 29, 2015 - 8:54 pm

Hey Sherry, yes, I do remember that post and was sick for you. But you know what? Those turned out great! Now, the worst thing that'll need replacing is the gimp. Lemonade from lemons, bravo.
Seems the best upholsterers are the old-timers. I had my chaise lounge done by a woman who is now 91 years young. You should've seen her working on her knees for hours…on my tile floor!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions September 29, 2015 - 9:41 pm

The chairs look great, Sherry! It certainly paid for you to shop around and get a bunch of quotes for the upholstery. Love how the two fabrics look together.

My Kentucky Living September 30, 2015 - 12:15 am

Looks great! I just went through the quote process with chairs. Some charge enough to buy new furniture. I found an older man who only charged by the yardage he used. Never heard of that before…but I was glad I found him best prices around! And my chairs look perfect. Good idea your using vinyl on seats! Sheila

Lory Owens September 30, 2015 - 2:10 am

Love the chairs! I will be headed down the reupholster road in a few months. Hopefully I will find exactly what I am looking for. Have a Great week!

Poppy September 30, 2015 - 2:11 pm

Sherry, such French Country flair on your beautiful blue and white buffalo check chairs! What a charming kitchen, complete with the cutest crockery and plate display!

Happy Wednesday!


bj September 30, 2015 - 9:03 pm

They are just beautiful…I love the fabric you chose…..and your bakers rack in the background is out of this world…love it.
Here from Ivy

Reply October 3, 2015 - 5:21 pm

I am drooling over your chairs! I love that you are using 2 different fabrics! You have great taste and I would like to invite you to share your posts each week at my Making Broken Beautiful Party. it has already begun but there is still time to join in.. It goes every Thursday from 6:00pm (MST) till Saturday 6:00pm (MST). It is a furniture and home decor party. I hope you can join, you have great taste!


Ivy and Elephants October 8, 2015 - 12:00 am

So perfect! The fabric is gorgeous, as is the whole room! We featured you this week at Ivy and Elephants. Thank you so much for sharing with us.


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