10 Steps of Re-upholstery – Step 10 – Celebrate your Success!

Therese sitting proudly in her chair

This is the most fun and essential step in the whole DIY upholstery process! You have just completed a beautiful transformation all on your own, and it’s time to step back and admire your new style! Be sure to take an ‘after’ photo and mount it next to the ‘before’ photo you took at the beginning to remind yourself, claim bragging rights, or just have a record of your accomplishment:

DIY upholstery class student with chair before & after re-upholstery

Leslie with her 50’s chrome chair – Before & After

DIY upholstery student with her chair - before & after

Kim chose to restyle her Bergere chair with new paint and a John Robshaw fabric

Each time you settle into your better-than-new chair, there will always be that moment of celebration. Acknowledge that you are worth all of the time and effort of this accomplishment and expression of yourself!

The creative is the place where no one else has ever been. You have to leave the city of your comfort and go into the wilderness of your intuition. What you’ll discover will be wonderful. What you’ll discover is yourself
— Alan Alda

About the Author

CarlaHey there! I'm Carla Pyle. I love the stories that our furniture tells. For me a picture of my Granddaddy Milton's green upholstered arm chair brings to mind the vivid rhymes & colors of 'The Cat in the Hat' and his soft low voice in the telling. I love too that there is always an element of nature in furniture - the warm-toned curving grain of a walnut leg or the reflection of life in a mid-century chrome piece. The best part of teaching & sharing natural upholstery is that it ties all of these things together. Stories - of individual experience and of the planet - help us build happy & healthy homes.View all posts by Carla →

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