Wednesday, February 15, 2012

woman vs chair

Tomorrow I will start my very first upholstery class and I am already super excited. 

I found the side chair by Eero Saarinen for Knoll a while back on ebay and was able to get it for a great price. It looks much better in photos than it does in real life. The fabric is stained and ripped in some places and it makes a crunchy sound when you sit on it. Wonder what kind of grossness I will discover when taking the old fabric off. The new fabric will be Knoll Classic Bouclé in the color smoke, another great ebay find. You can see a sample of it in the last picture. So far I have only spend about a quarter of what a brand new chair would cost and that is including the upholstery class, which will also come in handy for future projects. I probably have to pay the rest in blood, sweat and tears...

Will it be woman versus chair or chair versus woman? Either way let the battle begin...



  1. Oh I'm thinking this is going to look great in the end (and woman will prevail!)

  2. Hi Nina, I've been meaning to stop by and enjoy some time on your site. Life always gets in the way. Thank you for stopping by my little space. Your time and comments mean a lot to me.
    I'm loving all your diy projects on here (that office desk came out great, love the gray). I have to say, you're quite the diy'er. I can't wait to see how the Eero chair above comes out. I agree, it's going to take all of your best efforts, but you can handle it. Watch out chair!

  3. I will definitely post the progress and the results on the blog. Can't wait to finish the chair.

    Theresa, thanks so much for stopping by! I love diy projects. Some people like to do yoga to wind down, I'll go to the basement and sand and refinish furniture...

  4. The chair is awesome - and I'm sure you'll do a great job! Can't wait for the result!


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