A New Leather Source

I've really been wanting a chair in our small bedroom. I looked around for a while and then remembered the Plycraft chair that I had tucked away into storage. It fit perfectly in the small nook by my closet.

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But the vinyl on the chair is all ripped up and in bad shape, so obviously it is time for an upholstery job. Because the walls are so dark in here, I thought something a little on the lighter side would be pretty.

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I started hunting online for a hide of leather in a light shade and I stumbled across Leather Hut on eBay. They had a ton of great options at really affordable prices. Then I realized their showroom is in Brooklyn! It's open to the trade only and only by appointment, and it did not disappoint. I found two identical hides of navy leather for a client's dining chairs and this half hide in a really lovely pale camel, almost blush. I love the color and the sheen so much!

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I think the color will be perfect on the dark rug and against the charcoal walls.

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I've got some mink oil that will help protect the finish and it will probably darken it a little bit or at least make it look a little more broken in. I'm so excited to pull off the wood shell on this chair and get to all that tufting! :)

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Sonel said...

Love it! I'm so impressed that you're tackling the reupholstery on this one yourself! Between the leather and the tufting it seems a little tougher than your run of the mill upholstery job. I can't wait to see how you do it!

Kimber said...

I really like the color of that hide. I think it will look great in your room. Don't you love it when you find a great new resource? Houseofpemberley.blogspot.com

quinncooper said...

I think your chair is going to look divine. The choice of the light leather is perfect.
Loving that plycraft chair, I've seen similar version on Emily Henderson's show and blog. The are just so cool looking with the combo of upholstery and wood.
xo Quinn

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Michelle said...

oooh! gorgeous hide! are you planning on keeping the wood the same colour?

hollyo said...

Girl, you are a glutton for upholstering punishment - all that tufting!! ha :) It's going to be beautiful. Can't wait to see it!

Barbara said...

You are so good at finding fabrics! I am moving and want to upholster my sofa and chair in deep forest green velvet. Bad idea? Do you have any "go to" places in NYC that I could go to that are not just to the trade? Also, could you please do a spot on how to sell on Craigslist? I know you are able to buy quality items on Craigslist but what about your selling techniques? I have had the worst luck, the only people who reply to my ads are scammers! The furniture you buy and sell is gorgeous, I seriously don't know what I am doing wrong. Love your blog and follow it every day. You truly have a blog that is easy to follow.

alison g. said...

So wild - I was JUST searching hides before hitting your post. I'd call that good karma! ;)
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Are you really going to re-upholster it yourself?! If so, I'm seriously impressed! Can't wait to see how it turns out!!

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Denise Briant said...

I love the leather choice, I can't tell you enough how much I love your blog! When I open up my blog and see there is a new post from you, I get so excited. You are inspiring and have convinced me to go really dark and moody on a guest bedroom for my home. Keep the great projects and inspiration coming:)

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Jenny, I love the leather choice! I can't tell you enough how much I love your blog and when I open my blog in the morning and see a new post from you, I get so excited. Keep the great projects coming and inspiration. Things you touch always come out great!

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Anonymous said...

I have an identical chair that is in similar condition that I just can't part with. I hope you are generous enough to give us one of your awesome tutorials. Please, please!

caitlin said...

HA! Of course you're doing it yourself. You have a knack for reupholstering, lady. Can't wait to see it.

Hannah said...

That leather will be gorgeous in the room, can't wait to see!

Sarah said...

I just bought this exact chair on Craigslist this weekend, with a little matching ottoman! Thankfully the upholstery is in good condition because I would have no idea where to start with re-doing it. The leather you chose will be absolutely gorgeous though! When I saw online how much it can be worth I thought I should sell it (I didn't pay much), but once I saw it in person I knew I wouldn't be able to. LOVE it.

Kimberly said...

I'm not sure if this would be a huge pain for you, but if it isn't, I would love a video tutorial covering the basics of reupholstering a chair like that. You're in-depth posts have been amazing resources for me. I'm getting ready to tackle a sofa settee and I guess I'm just looking for a boost of confidence and some tips I don't know yet. Love your blog, Jenny. You do such an outstanding job with it.

Rachael said...

That caramel leather is the exact shade I've been envisioning for a reupholster project of my own! So obviously, I love it.

Laurel said...

Jenny, your blog has been kicking ass lately. I just gotta say. Did you like, clone yourself or something? How do you do all this amazing stuff with three kids and a business to run? I have one child and can't even seem to repaint a table!

But back to my original point. Lately, almost every post from the last few months has me gawking at my screen. Part of it is that I can't believe you'd have a gorgeous chair like that sitting in storage! Or scoring those Eames management chairs.....OMG. Keep up the fab work girl!

Sending love from Seattle,
Laurel

Maryanne said...

I love the leather you chose! It's awesome that you found that source right there in Brooklyn.

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emilyvannah said...

I love that color leather!!!!



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Jessica said...

That leather is beautiful! I can't wait to see the finished product, and I'd love an overview of how you do it too.

TheDoubleDubs on Etsy said...

Great color choice! I think it will look great against that wood finish and the walls. It'll soften the masculine feel of the chair. Can't wait to see it finished!

Pat said...

Ditto on the tutorial. Whats with all the weird Anon comments?

Aliceart said...

Ooooh, so jealous of that chair! The light leather will be so perfect; can't wait to see it!

http://www.preciouslyme.com/ said...

I look forward to see this chair with this new beautiful leather!!!
Will you show the process step by step? Because I never renew the fabric on a similar chair so I really would like to sse how you do :)

Michelle said...

This looks like an absolutely amazing project. Please be sure to post a tutorial. I've got a project in mind that involves tufting, but I'd like to see if you have any great tips for it first!

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