Wednesday, May 19, 2010

The upholstery project

I ordered some linen swatches last night from my favorite linen source, I'm having a hard time finding out what linen weight is best for upholstering.  Does anyone know?  There doesn't seem to be a lot of information out there, the best I could find was to use a medium to heavy weight which seems kind of obvious but I was looking for a little more information.  I guess I will have to just wing it and determine from the samples which weight I think will work best.  I also just ordered this book from Amazon and I'm going to try and order the necessary tools by the end of the week.  I'm so excited to start tearing apart that couch.  I was so inspired by the video Sprout did for Etsy (also reference in last week's Friday Link Love) that now I can't wait to get started on this project!



Stacy said...

Hi Candice, I just tackled and finished my first upholstery project. I'm so proud of how it came out and found that the deconstruction process was where most of my learning took place. I took a photo journal along the way for reference when I got stuck. I referred to those pictures so much along the way. See:
I can't wait to see the before and after photos. Just take it slow and you'll do great!

its simple love said...

I wish I had some advice! If you find out some helpful tips I'd love to know more.


The Design Boards said...

Stacy that chair is amazing! You did such a great job. You should be so proud of yourself!!! I hope mine turns out half as good as yours does. I will be sure to keep the blog updated with the project process. I can't wait to get started!