I found this Victorian chair in one of my favourite second-hand shops in Halifax. Bonus, it’s near the hair salon I go to. I had a few minutes to waste before my hair appointment so I went ‘window shopping’. I saw this chair and fell in love. I thought “I really need a desk chair!” and this was perfect. The chair was in need of a redo; ripped and saggy seat, dull wood frame…but in great shape. And it was $20! So I bought it and carried it down to the salon. Don’t think my hair stylist was surprised I brought furniture to his salon. 😉
Before I get to the before pictures, I apologize for the phone pics! I didn’t have my camera ready when I needed it. If you’re looking for a full tutorial for reupholstering a chair, here is a great one to check out from Design Sponge.
Here’s the chair in all its shabby glory!
Once I got it home and started tearing it apart, I noticed it was a great find. Gotta love chairs that haven’t been refinished before. It had the original seat and horsehair fill. It was pretty dusty and messy! I always tend to cut myself when I work on a chair. This redo was no exception!
After getting the dirty work done I was ready to start the fun part. I had sprained my ankle at work, and was off for a few days. Luckily, I could work on this chair while sitting down! Once I had the chair down to the frame, I cleaned up the wood with Restor-a-finish. I don’t mind painting wood, but I thought paint wouldn’t suit this chair. It looked much better after cleaning it up. I replaced the seat with new webbing, foam and batting. I chose navy fabric that would go great with the wood. I just love how it turned out!
Here she is!
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