the Big Butt Chair by Linda

If you do not know my bloggy friend
Linda at Lime and the Coconut
you MUST go visit her here. She is a woman of great talent, loves vibrant color and calls the east coast of Florida home.

She recently took us on a journey of her fabulous flea market find which she calls her

BIG BUTT chair.

She is a great story teller and I couldn't wait to read the next chapter of her tale.

She has vision and talent and got to work.

She pulled it together all by herself. Well done Girlfriend! INSPIRED ME to get off my


and get to work on a project of my own which I have been procrastinating.

SIX chairs, French circa 1970

hand me downs from grandma... grateful
but ready to move them (and the table and hutch) out
and find something more in my own style.

Not too hard right?

Just unscrew the seats and rip off the fabric.

Ya right...fabric stapled, welting stapled, backing stapled.

had to get my foot into it...and then take flat head screw driver and pliers to get ALL the
staples out.

I about jammed the screwdriver through my wrist at one time...oy.

At least the former upholsterer had decent wrapping over the foam. Woohoo!

Still deciding on fabric...will keep you posted!

Sorry for the underscores on the text...sometimes blogger just doesn't like it when cutting and pasting happens....whatever.



  1. Hi Renae,
    seems to be a well performed work of upholstery,
    I'm curious to see your pick of fabric!

    What a mesmerizing it.


  2. Linda's chair came out beautifully, didn't it? Really impressive that she did it herself!
    Yours have loads of potential too. And they must be well-made what with all those staples and the nice filling. That's a big plus already. Have fun with your project!

  3. Oooooh 6 Little butts! That is equal to TWO big butts!

    It can be a bear...but well worth it! Get a good (or even medium good) electric stapler...but if you can beg borrow or steal an upholstery stapler. DO IT!

    Thanks so much for the shout out....and you know...I'll be your biggest cheerleader!

    Goooo Renae!!!!

  4. Can't wait to see what fabric you pick... I need to do this to my dining room table cushions too!

  5. Nice to see how you do it. Nice blog too.:-) Stina

  6. I LOVED Linda's chair...actually emailed another bloggy friend telling her to go check it out STAT!

    Renae, I may have a little project of my own similar to I can't not wait to see the outcome...always looks easier than it is???!!!

  7. I loved Linda's "big butt chair." I've never tried reupholstering anything myself, so I'm always impressed when I see people tackle projects like this. Can't wait to see how it turns out! :-)

  8. Good for you, Renae! I can relate to the challenges and hazards of removing staples....I always end up hurting myself! I can't wait to see how you transform these. xo

  9. Love what Linda has done...she is so talented! Can't wait to see which fabric you choose - your chairs will look great! You have inspired me to get off my big bum and recover my dining chairs! Thanks. Tracey xx

  10. Linda's chair is fabulous....cannot wait to see yours! I have a long list of projects that need completing too! Enjoy your weekend! Ax

  11. i love linda and i love her big butt chair.
    i have been following the saga.
    ...AND NOW YOU TOO????



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