Oak Chair Update

I have this old oak chair that I have been wanting to do something with for a long time.

A couple years ago I put this checked fabric on it because it was leftover from curtains I made for my kitchen at our old house. But it goes with NOTHING in this house.

And then last week when I was showing you this rocking chair project, I was sort of obsessed about the upholstery webbing.

It’s some pretty sturdy stuff and similar to burlap in texture, so I wanted to do something with it.

So when I was a JoAnn Fabrics I picked up a few yards of it and decided to use it on my oak chair project.

I didn’t bother taking the blue and white checked fabric off the chair, I just put the webbing over it.

I stapled the first row of horizontal webbing to the back on two sides (right and left in the photo). I made sure the long side was hanging over the seat enough to be able to be rolled over the lip and stapled to the back when I was finished.

I continued stapling rows side by side

as close together as I could get them.

And then I wove the vertical webbing through the horizontal pieces

until it was completed. Then I stapled the vertical pieces on the backside.

I just love the texture of this stuff!

Here’s the finished project.

Before and After

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  1. says

    Great idea!!!!! I like the texture also, I am anxious to see what happens to that wonderful old rocker!!!!! If anyone can make it great, you can!!!! :) Sandy

  2. says

    Pam, thanks so much for your comment and for following my blog! It truly means a lot. I am in LOVE with this chair re-do! I have always wanted to do this kind of project on a chair, but, all of my chairs have hard bottoms! I may just have to buy an old junky one and try it! Thanks again….I’m a new follower!

  3. says

    Pam, I’ve always liked upholstery webbing for projects, but this takes the cake for the best use I’ve seen for it!! Looks just fantabulous!! Like my descriptive word? LOL

    ~ Sue

  4. says

    Pam, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this chair. I actually went to Joann’s recently looking for that webbing but my store doesn’t carry it. I have some in blue (which I found at a garage sale) but would it in red. Guess I gotta order it online. I LOVE the look as a seat cover. Beautiful …

  5. says

    I have so enjoyed perusing your blog. Your mums look so lovely. I have always thought they didn’t last long so I have never tried growing any but yours look so lovely I may have to rethink that. Great ideas on the chair redo I have some needlepoint chairs I am redoing no. The strapping broke on both so I am replacing it and the burlap. I am also washing the needlepoint part. I am not repainting them so they will just look the same but will be intrinsically better.

  6. says

    Wow, The chair looks fantastic with the webbing. That was a such a clever idea!! Thanks for the inspiration. I’m going to look for some webbing.I love the pillow too.


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