'Revamping Old Furniture'


August 2013

Two Very Neglected TV Chairs

I found two very old and neglected TV chairs that needed a new lease of life.Vintage TV Chairs

It just happened that I had also been material hunting at Bev’s Remnants  and found the perfect material for the chairs.

One a fabulous floral which was offset by a contrasting plain material both in a cotton mix.Recovered TV Chair

The wood needed to be refinished which ended up being  more work than I originally thought as it had been done in a polyurethane.  After all the old finish had been removed – which yes I had to do with a paint stripper but I used a citrus based one (not as harmful to the environment) and sanded back, the wood came up wonderfully and smooth with a fabulous glow which set off the new fabric perfectly.

Its always a great feeling looking back to what was and what is now,  knowing that all that hard work wRecovered TV Chairas worth it.

New Cushions and Updated Ottoman

CushionsNew Cushions were in order to give the room a lift and to highlight the recovered ottoman.

The ottoman was recovered in a beautiful fabric from Warwick in lemons and olive greens. It replaced an equally lovely fabric from Signature Prints but unfortunately after many years it was looking very tired and was due for a new treatment. The client was very happy with the result.



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