Instructions* First remove the arms and reinforce the legs to the frame with carpenter glue and screws.
* Carefully remove old fabric piece-by-piece as this will become your pattern.
* Rough sand the legs with medium grit sandpaper.
* Using high gloss black paint and a foam brush, apply two coats of paint. Ensure paint is completely dry between coats.
* Using foam brush, apply 4 coats of ...
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Type of item: Home Decor
Style: Funky, Casual
Legs: high gloss black paint & satin varathane Upholstery: 6" foam, batting, muslin cloth liner, cotton upholstery fabric, satin ribbon.
What was your inspiration?
Chair was a discard several years ago from my husband's office and taking up valuable real estate in my basement storage room. I needed a side chair for my recently renovated home office and decided to breathe new life into that old, but well made, office chair.
What are you most proud of?
I love how it adds a little fun and whimsy into my office space.
What advice would you give someone starting this project?
Patience! Take your time with each step of this project. You don't need to be an expert upholsterer but you do need to know what you're doing.