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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.

Antique Footstool Restored

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

Antique Foot Stool

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.

Antique Footstool

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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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