October 8, 2008

Eames Lounge Upholstery Project: DONE!

THE CHAIR IS DONE, AND I LOVE IT!








Lessons Learned:

1. Staple Guns - get an electric one!

2. Custom Buttons - best left to the professionals until I learn a home made technique.

3. Foam - While re-using the original foam and adding new foam on top saved money, it resulted in some lumps. Next time, all new foam.

4. Sanding - Start with 80 grit, not 120 or you'll be there all day.

5. Staining - let the stain penetrate a few minutes before wiping, I was too eager and had to add another coat.

Cost:
Chair $52.00
Ottoman $50.00
Designtex Vinyl $148.62
Stain $8.87
Polycrylic $14.24
Sandpaper $16.83
Buttons $40.00
Brushes $11.94
Foam $18.00
TOTAL $360.50

Time:
Disassembly 2hrs.
Sanding 1hr.
Sanding 2hrs.
Sanding/Staining 3hrs.
Upholstery 3.5hrs.
Upholstery 2hrs.
Upholstery/Re-assembly 6hrs.
TOTAL 19.5 hours

Hopefully, this can serve as a guide to anyone else who finds one of these chairs in rough shape, please email me with questions, I'm happy to offer tips and advice!



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