Before & After – Slipper Chair Restoration
A Before & After story with a truly exquisite result.
Our client told us that this pair of slipper chairs was re-upholstered many years ago by her mother, and had since become her cat’s favorite chair. The tough corduroy fabric had withstood the test of time admirably, but no fabric lasts forever, and sometimes you just need a change…
Her choice of a beautiful teal velvet transformed the chairs – and her living room!
Images of the restoration process:
Upholstery removed and legs sanded for refinish
One dark leg dictated the final coloring of all the legs on both chairs
The padding layers are re-fitted together on the frame after replacement of the edging
After the seat fabric is secure, the seat band is attached along with welting
The seat band is folded down over the new padding and stapled under the seat
The buttons are secured at the back with wads of cotton
The seat backs and seats ready for assembly
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