Sunday, March 17, 2013

Dining chair redo

I recently donated all of my old dining furniture to Goodwill, one of my favorite haunts. While there, I found these incredible English dining chairs. I paid $50 for all four which also included a corresponding table.


I also found these (unsure of origin) at a local thrift for $25 each.

I began by hand-sanding the chairs.

Being that these chairs are fairly old, and not wanting to compromise the integrity of their construction, I opted not to use the typical method of deconstructing them and using the old fabric as a template. Instead, I enlisted the help of my eager six year old! I had her sit atop the foam while I traced it from beneath. I then used the first cushion cutout as the template.

Another view.....

I used bronze upholstery tacks. You can find them at most fabric stores.

After approximately three to four coats of quick-drying stain, I nailed down the fabric. Here are the chairs upon completion.

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  1. Good for you, great job! Thank you for sharing at the History & Home link party - Dawn, We Call It