I started with a chair that I found online but did not love the colour of the finish for my project. After I took it apart, I decided that I would paint it before reupholstering so I used some paint and then applied Liquitex matt varnish to give it a nicer finish.
I have found that these chairs have been reasonably easy to take apart. You have to be very careful and take your time cutting through the glue to remove the fabric pieces. Depending on the project, I do leave some of the glue and in this case it helped to hold the chair together. If it is going to affect the piece going back together, I try to carefully remove as much of the old glue as possible.
|Original chair and my finished chair|
I decided what colours would look best with the fabric that I had used for carpeting and the pieces of fabric left over from making the draperies in a previous post. The peacock fabric is one of Susan Bembridge's designs in silk and as it was rather expensive, I did not want to waste any of it! This chair was the perfect size for utilizing the two left over strips of fabric.
I decided that a soft beige colour would work well so after trying a few different colours, I settled on one that I thought worked well with the room finishes.
|Very carefully lift edges to start|
|Placement of pieces on fabric - not much room for error|
|Centred peacock on back piece|
I am very fussy about lining up patterns, stripes, etc and this fabric was no different as I wanted to place the peacocks strategically on the chair. As you can see, I centered the peacock on the back panel.
|Lots of glue to secure fabric|
|Be very careful not to get glue on front!!!|
|Ready to reassemble|
|Again, lots of glue!|
|Clamping in place|
|My placement of the peacocks was important to me|
I will continue to follow everyone's blogs but will not post myself again until September! I hope everyone has a wonderful summer!