Friday, April 22, 2016

A Cane-backed Bergere Chair Makeover

I purchased two of these chairs awhile back
at one of my favorite haunts,
Class and Trash in Ashland.
Lovely cane backed bergere chairs.
 I had a client that I thought would be interested,
and yep, she was.  
So I've been waiting for her to pick out fabric.
 She didn't want it painted, 
but I'll definitely need to clean up this wood.
 After removing all the trim and the staples,
and cleaning the frame,
it is time to upholster!
 I did the sides first.....
 Here you can see how I staple along the edges.
This fabric came from UFab, 
one of my favorite fabric stores.
It's a nice neutral with lots of texture.
 Sides done........
 Now time for the seat bottom.
I cut, and then feed the fabric through the sides...

Underneath, it looks like this. 
And I staple the fabric to the bottom edge to secure.
  Then I staple and trim out all the edges.
Then I make the cushion...
And make piping to finish off all the edges.
 Lastly, I recovered the little bolster.
 My hands are still numb,
but it's done!
Loaded up in the car,
and ready to go to it's new home in the morning.
Where I'll pick up chair number two,
and do the whole thing again.

SheShe, The Home Magician
Sheila Fox

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