You grow quite attached to the chairs you restore. I’ll be sad to see this one go once I’ve made him up a cushion.
It’s probably only the second time in it’s life that it’s had cane replaced on it - wouldn’t it be fascinating to meet the original hands that threaded this chair up. That my friends is what makes inherited furniture so damn interesting, history. And I hope in 50 or 60 years if this bad boy needs restoring someone else with have the pleasure.
Restoring leather is always a tricky old job. There are a trillion different reasons why leather deteriorates and ends up red and dusty, cracked, brittle and nasty.
Rather than replacing all the leather, small repairs are made in order to retain as much of the original leather and patina as possible - thus retaining the chair’s character.
#throwback to moons ago in Reading when a customer brought an empty frame rocking chair frame and said ‘Yellow cushion please’. In the end it got dyed black because yellow was a bit garish - but I liked it.
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Chairs like this are perfect for a cosy corner, chill room, next to a record player or a drinks cabinet. It’s in a bit of a state at the moment and needs some good old TLC. We’re thinking some deep blue velvet and some @timorous_beasties fabric on the back.
But we’ll see and keep you posted.
Saturday night in full swing here with a bucket of golf tees, a big old bundle of cane and few bottles of beer.
Renovating some chest of drawer fronts with a bit of 6 way weaving to make them look a whole lot cooler. 👍🏻 If you have furniture you want to change up a bit get in touch.
Thursday nights workshop renovations brought you by @risinggroundco #ArtisanAF coffee (exchanged for cake) (must remember to make them cake) and Elderflower cordial which will end up in my Gin from @onefieldfarm
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So I finally got one of my Alf Svensson Galaxy chairs kinda sorted. It’s been lurking in the back of the house now for about a year as I didn’t really know what to do with it...and I’m still not mega happy with it but it’s an improvement from crunchy old green velvet.
I still need to make arm covers for it someday, until then it can take its twins place in the living room while the other one is exiled to the first floor garage.