If you're following along with my D.I.Y. Re-Upholstery Story
then you may recognize this picture below.
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Since showing you the web stretching...
and HOME MADE STRETCHER...
I feel like I've made some head way on the couch.
I've revisted some of the wood issues...
I wasn't going to DECONSTRUCT the back...but now I'm glad I did...otherwise I wouldn't have seen the split seam. So that was a good thing.
There was more of this...
You can read about previous gluing and clamping here...I pretty much used the same method, without the wooden dowel this time.
Next, after attaching the webbing to the back of the frame... I began the process of rebuilding; attaching burlap to the webbing and adding the Horse Hair Neck Roll. I'm re-using the horse hair. The Burlap, webbing and thread are all new.
You can see the staple gun there in the lower corner. I just stapled the burlap to the frame.
I used cotton thread DMC brand SUPER MERCERIZED COTTON (I already had on hand) for crocheting... it is size 10Not the most beautiful sewing job I've ever done... but it's the mechanics of the REMAKE...so it won't be seen. * you may click on the pictures to make them bigger if you need.
At this point... I'm usually losing my momentum on projects. This one is taking longer than expected. I think my expectations of finishing quickly were high. I do have a pretty good concept of time.
But not when it comes to projects...and of course there is the "unexpected happenings" factor. All in all, I'm pretty happy with the progress so far--and I was just telling someone this is a big thing on my BUCKET LIST ...so finishing is PRIORITY. ~LORD willing.
I bought my burlap at the flea market from a produce vendor...$1 each. I bought about 6 of them ...waaaaaay back when I began planning the little project. I like the graphic on this one. Too bad it's going to be covered.
At this stage it sort of reminds me of the Restoration Hardware -phase of
... though I'll be going for something a little bit more cozy and cottage-y. ;)
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