It just dawned on me a few days ago I never shared the story of this chair. Where does the time go? After a full weekend of Pickin with a fellow pickin lovin girlfriend and associate it made me think of the time I found this chair at a local thrift store. It was actually outside behind the store with a sticker that said “stinky chair $5” well that didn’t scare me and neither did the looks of it. Gold velvet with an embossed crest on the seat back.
It was sturdy, and truthfully I have worked with “stinkier” (is that even a word?) chairs than this one in the past! So first I started stripping the upholstery off and removed the cushion for a complete redo.
Now she is coming together. Milk painted with “Suitcase”from Sweet Pickins milk paint line. Then distressed and waxed. We all love painting all those spools by hand.❤️ Yes I know I have strip of chair back web in the seat, I ran short and couldn’t wait to more or the black stripped.
I replaced all the batting, webbing, and burlap with new and started by using new muslin as the base upholstery.
From here started on the seat with covering it in the European grain sack with a beige stripe.