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Wingback Chairs in Crushed Velvet

Two wingback chairs that belonged to a client’s family but were in a desperate need of an overhaul. New foam, webbing, fabric and legs gave a new lease of life to these grand old chairs.

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Trash to Treasure

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The treasures you can pick up on the side of the road!!!!!! all you need is a little vision of what could be. This client found this chair during a council clean up and loved the shape. Once the fabric was picked – gorgeous velvet by Warwick, it was time to get to work.

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Putting in new webbing
Rusty Springs

All the old layers were taken off, as well as the springs, as they were rusty and out of alignment.

The legs were stripped of old paint and polish  then it was time to put in new webbing, springs, hessian and padding and finally the fabric.

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Rocking Chair

Restored Rocking Chair
Restored Rocking Chair
Old Rocking Chair
Old Rocking Chair

 

 

 

I love going to auction houses to see what treasures there are. I came across this ugly looking rocking chair but I was sure I could transform it.  Old rocking chairs are hard to find and this one definitely was in the need of a makeover. First things first – out with the old coverings and the old finishing on the wood. A good sand then a white wash and lacquer on top to create a shabby chic style.

 

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I have used material that I sourced from Bev’s Remnants. What a fantastic store – you never come out empty handed.

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I love the soft blue/ green and the old fashioned velvet on the back and sides.

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Bedroom Chair – with a hidden secret

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Every girls dream …… a chair that has a  hiding place from nosey brothers & sisters.

 

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You could put favourite books, toys, shoes, jewellery – who knows what!!!!!

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BROKEN Dining room chair – Can it be Saved??????

What is it about teenage boys who can’t sit still and need to rock back & forth on the dining room chair. 

No matter who I talk to this is a common theme. Of course the inevitable happens , after countless raves at them to stop it – Yep the whole chair breaks.   But can it be fixed or do you chuck it out.

 

Broken Dining room Chair IMG_2777 IMG_2780After a friend told me about the chair I said I would try to fix it for her. Time to put those lessons from Furnishing Finishing course into use.

 

First off all the old glue needed to be sanded or scraped off so the new glue would adhere. In a number of areas the snap wood needed to be taken off so it would fit together again. All joints were glued and clamped together.

Clamped dining room chair Clamped dining room chair Once that job was done a fair amount of filling was required with epoxy. Once the epoxy was dried I sanded the areas back to smooth then it was the job of touching up all those areas to get the colour looking the same.

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Done.

Whoops one more thing I added corner chocks underneath to give the back legs more strength – hopefully to save from another teenager rocking on the chair and snapping it.

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The Old but Most Comfortable lounge Chair

Ok we all have that chair that everybody in the family fights over – sometimes you are lucky and manage to get to it but after a while it more than looks a little lived in – Yep time for a revamp………..

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This chair is an original Artifort Lounge chair and was covered in a brown, beige stripe wool – time for a change.

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First off what material????? – in keeping with the original it had to be a wool – the client chose a fantastic wool fabric from Instyle – design ‘Mammoth’, colour ‘Decision’.

 

The Artifort Lounge chair has to be one of the most comfortable chairs there is and was a joy to recover.

 

Working with a top quality fabric makes all the difference.photo

 

 


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Original Artifort Base

Classic WingBACK Chair

Wing back Chair

My client wanted a wingback chair for her formal lounge but with a contemporary look.

I managed to find this great paisley fabric with a matching stripe – she loved it. Looks fab with her other lounges which are in a dark leather.

To finish the chair off I hand polished the legs to get a warm, golden, antique look.

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Happy Owner

Alba

ALba

It is always a great feeling seeing your work, back where it belongs, looking fabulous.

Alba is happy again with her favourite piece of furniture back.

Favourite Meditation Chair needing a Facelift

I always love been involved in bringing a much loved chair back to it’s glory days.

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The project was a friend’s favourite chair that desperately needed a facelift – not only did she love it but the dog & cat also fought to get to sleep in it(very spoilt!!!!!)

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The fabric arrived – happy days, it didn’t disappoint – fabulous pattern great to work with.

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Now to work – cutting and making sure the velvet was going the right way. For some reason my dog Jed also loved the chair although I made sure he didn’t get up on it – he always found the closest spot near it.  ChairChair Chair Chair

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