This thrift store pink chair got a fancy makeover and now sports a bovine print and shiny black paint. I decided to be brave and take an upholstery bootcamp for 3 days with Shelly Miller at Home Room Upholstery School in Broadripple. It was 3 jam packed days of creativity and just a few little hiccups learning this trade. I had a fantastic weekend and made some new friends and you cannot ask for more than that! Shelly is an amazing and patient teacher.
The chair started out as a $7 chair from the Fishers Restore and had very warn pink fabric. After stripping it down and painting it at home, I was then off to learn how to put it back together. I have to say having all the right tools makes a very big difference. I also have a new appreciation to why it is quite pricy to have a piece of furniture reupholstered. Good fabric and all the supplies that are underneath it gets quite expensive. This kind of work is labor intensive but very gratifying for me. I have had several offers to sell this comfy and stylish chair but to be honest, I just cannot part with it.