I have two wing chairs, unfortunately expensive taste in upholstery, and a desire for a long-term project. Can this work?
The two wing chairs are probably actually antiques, but they are, uh, much-loved. My grandparents' cats shredded the upholstery long before they got given to my mother, and she had them for about eight years before they came to me. But I love them.
So, I have those. And I have an ongoing love affair with window shopping at Maine Cottage
, mostly their stripes, although they've got a couple florals that are the only florals I have ever liked in my life. The furniture is mind-bendingly expensive, IMO. They sell the upholstery fabric! Well, it's merely obscenely expensive. The first part of the two-parter: Does anybody else sell upholstery fabric that is similarly awesome in terms of bright colors, contemporary patterns, etc, that is also relatively affordable? I.e., not $70 a yard.
Second part: Just how impractical is the notion of learning how to upholster these myself? My great-grandfather recovered these eons ago and because of that, I sort of like the idea of doing it myself. I don't really sew at the moment; I've seen some things online about just doing stuff with staples and glue, but nothing with very detailed instructions. And I'm okay with it being a big project, but there's a difference between big project and "this will devour your life", and I don't know anybody who's done this personally. So... any thoughts?