Last year I enrolled on a short upholstery workshop. My first project was a Victorian folding chair, that I picked up in a Lewes flea market for £20. I needed something that was simple and portable as I had to transport it to each session, and it seemed to fit the bill. This is it in its original condition! It looks to me like it had last been re-covered in the 1920s or 30’s.
Once I had taken the rather hideous moquette and old grotty stuffing off, the frame itself was not very sturdy so I had to apply generous amounts of wood filler in the cracks! It is great stuff though & after I painted it, no-one would be any the wiser.
I have just enrolled on my second upholstery term and am working on a friends old Parker Knoll chair (so no pressure!). Looks like I really have got the upholstery “bug”!
If you would like me to help with your next decorating project, email me anthea@ dressingroomsinteriors.co.uk for details of my online interior design service.