While I am waiting for the dark stain to come in so I can finish my hutch, I started working on the French Settee.
Since I have never done an upholstery job of this size before, I am carefully removing each piece of fabric and gimp to use as a pattern when I put it back together. In the picture above you can see the front of the back has the fabric removed.
I started removing the one gazillion, billion staples with a screw driver and pliers. It was taking forever. I thought there must be a "tool" for this, and guess what? There is!! So I ordered it and am waiting for it to come in.
Now, I have two projects on hold :-)
In the meantime, I have been looking for inspiration on what fabric to use on the settee.
Should I use a linen like material?
or a toile?
How about a check?
I love the look of the patterned fabrics, but the neutral linen type fabric would go with everything...
If you were doing this, what would you do?
Oh! I am taking tons of pictures of this, because a few of you have asked for a tutorial. So when it is finished, I show you step by step how I did it.