People, I am proud to say that I've found an AWESOME deal. I happened to be browsing on kijiji for yes, another chair. And I came across a wingback chair that was selling for - get this - 80 dollars. Let me repeat - 80 dollars. To put this in perspective, new wingback chairs in a nice fabric usually cost over 1000 buckeroos. I went this morning to check it out, and it took about 5 seconds to see that it was in great condition and just needs to be reupholstered. So I offered to buy it for $70 and the deal was done. I could dish out the cash and have it reupholstered professionally, but what would be the fun in that?? If I do it myself, I'm sure to make a few mistakes but at least I'll learn a new skill. This chair is definitely going to be more challenging than covering a seat cushion.
So, without further ado, here she is - my next DIY project:
My goal is to transform it into something like any of these:
Next step: read up on complex upholstery projects and start thinking about fabric. I will most likely stick with a neutral color, use a nailhead trim, replace the legs, and then inject color + pattern with a decorative pillow.