The Quilted Chair


Sorry I’ve gone missing in action. With spring here the increased amount of work took over my life. I hope to have more fun stuff to share soon!

So I bought this stinky, ugly, dirty chair at Goodwill. I think the clerk thought I was crazy. I asked her to hold it for me while I shopped around some more.

the look on her face was interesting to say the least.

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Can you see the dirt? It was nasty. It was also solid, and had gone bones.

So, she came home with me.

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Needless to say she lived in the garage until I had time to devote to her!

Then one day while on hold for a phone call for 1 hour 18 minutes, I started to rip her apart. I started with the trim, then disassembled her in the order she was put together.

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So off came the dust cover. Everything looks solid in the spring department. I also sanded the wood. It is that red Mohogany that is awful to paint strip and cover.

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Trying to to get it apart with ripping it up to bad.

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The structure is in good shape. The batting is pretty nasty, so it will need replaced.

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Here it is with the new cotton. I reused the horsehair and woven seat insert. I sanded, painted with a primer to block the red, then painted with a mix of milk paint layered in colors.

I got her all stripped, cleaned, and painted. The all new batting, and padding. I had several things in my upholstery stash. There was one piece that really seemed to work for this chair. It was an older quilt the had a huge hole in it. Perfect. A “cutter” quilt.

So I got started cutting out and matching up the pattern in the quilt, all the time working around a couple of holes.

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This shows just how dirty and nasty this chair was!

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So after cutting then a covered the chair in it’s new clothes.

She turned out pretty cute!

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Her backside is awesome too!

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She is for sale. And I will post where she will be located soon.

Thanks for checking in,

Hugs,

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2 thoughts on “The Quilted Chair

    • Every piece is different. I’m enjoying the challenge that each one gives me. I even thought of having a new line called the ugly chair girl!

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