Sunday, October 5, 2014
Victorian Chair Re-do
Hey, Hi, Howya been?? Needless to say, I've been super busy. I have been taking pictures along the way, but just no time to share. Here's a chair I picked up at the flea market when my friend Tiffany was visiting from Virginia a couple months ago.
It was in pretty good shape, but the edge of the seat fabric was dry rotted. In the next post I'll show you how I salvaged some of the old seat.
It just fell apart if you pulled on it.
The padding was old, but in good shape so I left it alone.
It needed a little gorilla glue in the seams. I used a butter knife to get it in there with little fuss.
To make the new seat cover, I just carefully pulled off the old one and traced around it on the new fabric. *note~trace on the back side of the fabric, so that your marks won't show up if you cut a little beyond it.
I saved the original nails and reused them.
I very carefully nailed all the way around the seat.
I had some trim that I pulled off a coverlet a while back. However, it was a stark white and didn't really fit the buffalo check. A tea bag, a few minutes and it was just what I wanted.
After all the nails were back in I started the trim, hot gluing the small side pieces were first.
Then the base... hot gluing a couple inches at a time and scalding my fingers as I went.
Easy Peasy. I considered painting it, but the finish was still too pretty.
(And a bonus~the old seat cover becomes the pillow~tell you about that tomorrow)
It's in the shop and waiting for a new home. Hopefully, we'll get to open this week. Fingers crossed.
I'm off to meet Mr, Steves. I think we're headed to the north of England tonight :)
Good night friends and relations.
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