PLEASE READ! (if you read the previous post today)
Okay, so earlier today I posted my most recent project- this loveseat (should be the post below). Anyway, I was looking at it today and decided I didn't like the way it turned out. The front was too wrinkly. It looked sloppy. So I went at it again.
Notice a difference? (sorry the lighting is weird- used a different camera at a different time of the day).
For those of you venturing out to start your own upholstery project, I would hate to responsible for dis-satisfactory results! So here's a few pointers you need to take into account:
1. Start stapling the fabric to the base from the middle and work your way to the corners
2. Two person job! This turns out much better if you have someone help you with the upholstering. My dad was over to help with a few things around the house (he is so kind like that) and he was the one who convinced me to fix it. He help the fabric tight while I stapled. This is key! Staple guns require a lot of strength so you will need two hands. That's why my fabric was loose the first time- I wasn't pulling it tight while I stapled.
That's it! Two pointers that will make all the difference.
Hannah & Tyler
We are a home renovation and real estate duo sharing the renovation of our mid century tri-level, along with flips and new builds. We created this blog as a resource for our readers, helping home owners, travelers and future friends to learn how to renovate efficiently, and affordably!