Before and After of a Classic Chair!


Reupholstered Chairs

About a month or so ago, I had a new client text me pictures of her old chairs that she had picked up somewhere and asked if I could re-upholster them.  Another workroom from our WCAA (Window Coverings of America Association) group, had given her my phone # and name, she doesn’t do upholstery.  I replied that I could and sent her an estimate and told her I would put her on my list as soon as she had the fabric.  Over the next several weeks she sent me texts of different fabrics and asked my opinion.  She settled on a fabric and her name went on the list.  Last week I picked up the chairs and stripped them both in a morning.  I did share pictures of some of the process on Facebook, but thought I would follow-up with a post on the project.

Before reupholstering

This was a very popular chair in the 60’s-70’s with the rattan and classic lines.  There are many versions of this type of chair, but they are a pretty traditional classic chair.

Before reupholstering

Nice simple lines!

Before reupholstering

But the gold velvet really dates the chair.

Before reupholstering

The chair also had a lot of tufting going on, on the seat, and the back.  The client chose to take the tufting out, to bring it up to date and give it a more cleaner look.

Before reupholstering

I included the picture below, just to show how the tufting was done.  You can always learn something new when you take something apart.

Stripping a chair

The chair is stripped.

Stripped Chair

Here is the new cleaner looking chair that looks timeless!

Reupholstered Chair

The fabric the client chose is a white on white fabric with a motif on it that gives the fabric a great texture.

Details of a reupholstered chair

I love the way the cording came out cut on the bias!

Details of a reupholstered chair

One nice thing about the bottom cushion not being tufted, it can now be flipped over!

Reupholstered Chair

And the pair!

Reupholstered Chairs

Once again a happy client!

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