I have wanted a wingback chair for the longest time. Once, I even almost got one from freecycle. (The owners put it out by the side of the road for me to pick up and someone else took it before I got there.) Since we had very little furniture for our new house, I made it my mission to find one. I scoured the internet and craigslist hoping to find one that I could afford. We saw one at a yard sale we drove past one Sabbath and tried to find it the next day, but they weren't having a yard sale anymore. Finally, I found one, in my price range,when a new Goodwill opened across the street from my parents' house while we were staying there.
Next, I needed to find the right fabric. After more internet scouring, I came across the perfect fabric;
Adamina in Mist Tapestry Upholstery Fabric by Mill Creek.
It was quite a while before I got up the nerve to actually tackle the project, like two years later. Here it is all naked.
There were so many staples! It was fun to see progress.
All the buttons had to be hot glued with new fabric and then I had to do tufting for the first time. Michael had to help me put the buttons since my arms are too short to reach around to both sides.
Then it sat unfinished for a couple of months while I got through planning a massive Christmas party, moving, travelling for Christmas, and getting over a stomach bug.
Finally finished the chair!
Though it didn't take long, the back and sides were the hardest parts with all the metal spiky things that were involved and then the nailhead trim was interesting since my fabric is thicker than the original green. Michael had to use his air compressor to staple the front pieces to the arms before the trim would even stay in.
The chair isn't perfect, but I really think it turned out beautifully.