Before and After of a Classic Chair!
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.
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.
Nice simple lines!
But the gold velvet really dates the chair.
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.
I included the picture below, just to show how the tufting was done. You can always learn something new when you take something apart.
The chair is stripped.
Here is the new cleaner looking chair that looks timeless!
The fabric the client chose is a white on white fabric with a motif on it that gives the fabric a great texture.
I love the way the cording came out cut on the bias!
One nice thing about the bottom cushion not being tufted, it can now be flipped over!
And the pair!
Once again a happy client!
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