Here is the final result!
Back in October I picked up this chair at Goodwill for $25 with Mom. I was pumped to recover it and use it in my Studio and for Photoshoots. I got him home and got all the fabric ripped off with Husby's help...
Once I got all the
I brought it inside and tried my hand at some antiquing glaze...it did not go so well...so I nixed that idea!
And then...we had to do more work on the basement and my project got put on hold...straight through Christmas and New Years. I finally decided it was time to finish the project. It needed another coat of white paint after my antiquing debacle, and I decided to finish it off with a glossy coat.
Once it dried of course, now it was time to add my fabric and padding. I traced out the front piece using the cardboard from the original padding.
I used the same cardboard to wrap my fabric on for the back of the chair, then stapled it into place.
Then I added some extra padding between the back and the front and started stapling my front piece into place.
Wahh-laaaa. All done!
Well, at least the seat back portion!
Now for the seat itself. I decided I wanted some extra padding to go all the way down the front for those of us that are shot and didn't want to rest our legs against wood.
Once I cut the padding into place (which wasn't much cutting) then I covered it with my fabric and started pulling, tucking and stapling. It was alot easier than I thought it would be!
Finally...here I was at the last step. Time to add the trim.
Perfect! It makes it all come together!
Here is a close up of the trip. Crisp black. :)
And here is what the back looks like. There are a few paint chips that I will have to fix, but that's what happens when you give me an industrial stapler and a hammer. :) Trust me...I have a few sore fingers that remember too.
And here she sits in her temporary home. Until the Studio is complete!
The two front legs were my only real trouble spots. And I tried my best with them. I even added some fabric brads to cover up all the tucking I had to do. It's not bad I guess.
And finally...the Before and After again...
I LOVE it...and I can't wait to use it!!