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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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Before

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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After
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After

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

 

 


Old material
Original Artifort Base

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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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Before

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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After

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

Warwick Fabric

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

Jed & Chair

UPcycle that UgLY office Chair

Office Chair
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Office Chair
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I think everyone has an old ugly office chair lurking somewhere – this one was found in the depths of the garage. So what to do chuck it out or give it a new lease of life. It still worked fine and all the mechanisms worked, so out with that ugly grey material.

Office chair
Finished….now to study!!!!!

Added some new foam to give it a bit more cushioning and some new fabric – this design was from warwick fabrics in the “Anthropology” range.

After my son saw it he decided it would be perfect for his study area – anything to keep them motivated to study must be a win.

Drop in seat ………..

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An old drop in seat was delivered with some striped fabric. The owner had found an old chair that needed a revamp. They thought that they were up for the challenge but then like most of us it became all too hard and decided to give me the commission – FAB.

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Off with all the old material, padding, tacks, webbing etc – nothing could be salvaged except the original frame of the seat which needed some minor repairs.

The owner was very happy with the seat and send a photo of the updated look of the chair.

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REstored, Revamped Dining room Chairs

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I found these two old dining chairs that needed a real clean up. All the old material was taken off and the chairs taken apart. Old joints were checked, glued and clamped where necessary. Next it was a matter of cleaning up the old wood and giving it a good polish.

Chair taken apart and reglued
Chair taken apart and reglued

The seats were drop in and I wanted to find a fabric that complimented the beautiful carvings. I found some printed fabric – (nice medium weight cotton mix) with the streets of Paris on it that I think looks great.Old Dining Room Chair Drop in Seat

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 Look Parker Knoll Chair

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FINISHED PRODUCT  (flip the cushion & get a new look)

All the old coverings were taken off and chair stripped of the old wood finishing.

Original Parker Knoll Chair

Parker Knoll Chair

Original Parker Knoll

Underneath was a beautiful, well constructed chair,

needing some tender loving care.

Parker Knoll

I have been wanting to use a combination of wool and handprinted fabric by ‘cloth’ for some

time and thought this is my chance.

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The rose print looks very blue in the picture but is in fact

a blue black – more black than blue. On the cushion I have done one side in just the ‘cloth’ fabric

and the other in a combination of the wool fabric and the ‘cloth ‘fabric for interest. This piece is up

for sale and looking for a new home. Please send me a note if interested and live in Sydney.(pick up only)

Revamp an old bedroom chair

A friends daughter purchased an old bedroom chair at auction. She managed to look past the old dated fabric to a chair that would look fab updated in an interesting fabric.

Was I interested in doing this project ????? – of course I was.IMG_1396IMG_1496

The first step was stripping all the fabric, staples, old foam – this takes a lot longer than you think.

The legs were scratched so they were given a light sand, stained and were hand polished.IMG_1477 IMG_1479

A very satisfiying job and a happy customer.

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