Sunday, August 30, 2009

the story of a chair...

Here is a little play by play, just so you cansee just how much went into refinishing the chair.

Fabric Choice: Hollywood in Pink by Alexander Henry:

Before: Orange-Shag-O-Licious
Removing about a million staples to remove the original fabric:

Removing the original padding:

Paint stripper! Stripping a chair down is a bajillion times harder than just slapping on new paint:

Slather on the stripper:
Wait until it turns white and scrape it off:
Two weeks later:

And hours of Dremeling in the grooves:
Two coats of Ebony stain:

Two coats of High Gloss polycrylic:


New padding and batting for the cushions:

Cutting the fabric with a newspaper template:

Sewing with piping along the edges:
Handsew edging around the top cushion:

And finished at last!!

The ebony stain is a million times better than black paint... you can still see glossy wood grain... Taking the extra time made this chair special.

One down, one to go!

1 comment:

Livinia Redlips said...

Love it & very impressed by your piping ability!