I am so happy this project is finished even though it turned out kind of funky. I purchased it two years ago and it's been hanging around ever since. It's finally ready to go to the shop.
I purchased it at a friend's sale and the top of it had some water damage. So the back cardboard support piece had become warped so recovering the chair with the same piece of cardboard just wasn't going to work. Finally after not being able to find another piece that would work, I asked my husband to wet the board and see if he could get it to dry flat. Thankfully it worked. Since the chair was originally a pecan color the chair needed to be painted. So first it got a coat of Annie Sloan's duck egg blue and then a coat of old ochre. I did a heavy sanding on the old ochre to reveal much of the blue underneath. After it was painted, I used clear wax.
I did not replace the little arm pads because I knew this chair was going to end up kind of funky anyway. I covered the chair with drop cloth fabric and did a transfer on just the upper back with an image I found on Pinterest. I also used some fresh batting to cover the old foam so the drop cloth would have something clean underneath it.
For the trim, I used cotton seam binding I found at Joann's that matched the duck egg blue. I gathered it and used Tacky Glue to finish the chair and to hide the staples. The Tacky Glue works great and it dries clear.
The chair is finally finished and is ready to head to the shop.
It was quite a bit of work and I'm not sure I would attempt it again, but it might be a little bit like childbirth. When another one comes along, I will probably forget how much work this was and, of course, I will drag it home. Below you can see what was on the chair originally. This chair is probably from the 50's or 60's.
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