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'Revamping Old Furniture'

Slip Cover for Ottoman

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After finishing the meditation chair it was on to updating the ottoman. We decided a slipcover would be best so it could be washed as the dog and cat have a habit of sleeping on it. Although now it has been refurbished …… maybe not……..

My dog Jed was also eyeing the ottoman up but I managed to keep him off it, but only just.

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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New Look Antique Chair

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I loved this chair the moment I saw it – once you looked past the stained fabric and very scratched wooden arms, the potential was endless.

The shape was fabulous and after taking off all the old fabric, wadding, hessian, springs etc I new that I had to restore it with integrity, but with a modern twist.

First was getting the wood back to a warm polished look.

The rest of the chair was another matter.

The only part of the initial inners of the chair, that I managed to keep, was the front roll – who doesn’t like a challenge.

Once the springs were in and laced it was time for the coconut fibre.

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The padding and calico was next and it all  started to come together.

I decided to use beautiful cotton mix fabrics from warwick fabric from their collection ‘anthropology’.

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After a few doubts about where to put the striped and plain fabric I finally found the right combination and love the new look of the chair.

Now to find a new home.

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UPcycle that UgLY 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.

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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 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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Antique Footstool Restored

Who doesn’t love a footstool to put your feet up on after a long hard day.

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The wooden base of the stool was restored and top finished with a warwick fabric.  I couldn’t be happier with the finish look – hope you like it too.

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