An old armchair finds a new youth, dressed in a canvas printed in raw cotton.
Supplies of this deco tutorial:
- Chisel or cutter
- Spring (s) upholsterer
- Large printed cotton canvas bag, or postal jute bag (garage sale), or old cloth, or fabric printed with letters
- Wall stapler
- 4 m of upholsterer's strap
- Tapestry tips
- Sewing machine
- Needle and matching thread
- Farrow and Ball Sample Paint "Ball Room Blue, # 24"
Step by step renovation of this old armchair:
Remove the old fabric keeping the set to have a "boss".
Place the chair upside down, and remove the damaged spring (s).
Replace the old horsehair layer, or replace a new one if necessary.
Replace the damaged spring (s) with new springs of the same size.
Attach the spring (s) with string, resting on the edges, to keep it upright.
Line in a quincunx with the upholstery strap to fix with points, stretching it to the maximum.
Paint the 4 feet with two coats of blue paint.
In the fabric of the bag, remake a cover using the previous model as a pattern. Start with the seat that you hang with the wall stapler under the chair, taking care to make pretty clamps at the corners.
Then, for the folder, sew a narrow bag, with pliers at the top, and thread it onto the backrest.
Finish sewing by hand with small dots.