Remember the chair I bought a few blogs back for £10 during my antique shopping spree? ..... Well, I've been busy giving it a new lease of life and I'm really pleased with the outcome.
This is my 1st ever attempt at anything like this and I'd love to hear what you think...
|Removing the ric-rac style trim|
The final 2 layers I decided to keep - these gave the foundation for the new seat pad and seemed both clean and sturdy ... A rattan woven base, topped with some hessian (nailed in).
There were so many small nails holding the seating pad together that I had to do this in two parts.... blisters ahoy!
|Here you can see the layers of the original seat.|
|Lots of nails needed to be pulled out!|
I then gave it a really good wipe down with some sugar soap.
Next came a thin layer of plain white emulsion. Luckily I chose a sunny day so this dried pretty fast....
Step 3 ... and then the heavens' opened!!!
I then painted a thin layer of NEXT emulsion in 'First Bud'..... a pastel green colour and again, left to dry:
To give a really neat finish I finished off the painting with a final layer of white emulsion and when this final coat had dried, I carefully sanded the chair to uncover some of the green layer and some of the original wood....
Next, the chair needed 'shabby-ing' so I sanded it in the areas where the chair would typically get knocked and rested upon.....
After a gentle dust down with a brush ,I added two thin coats of furniture varnish (allowing to dry thoroughly between coats)
Step 6 - The Seat Pad
Remember the old grubby green seat pad.... well this is what I replaced it with:
A crazy patchwork design with a white ric-rac trim.
To attach the pad fabric, after much searching, I chose to use some gorgeous domed upholstery tacks which I sourced via ebay. These were simply hammered in....
|Jelly - enjoying his throne!!!|