Restoring a lounge chair - Part 1

Okay, so I'm going to restore a chair that I picked up at a garage sale many months ago.

I am totally new to furniture restoration, so please don't take these particular blog posts as instructional because I have no idea what I'm doing and there is a very good chance that I will totally fail at this.

So far, I have stripped off all of the existing upholstery cause it was old and gross and am left with this frame. The wood needs some attention and I have picked up some cheap pre-cut foam cushions from Spotlight along with some black felt to cover the metal part and some lovely black and cream patterned fabric to cover the cushioning with. (I'm also a pretty ordinary seamstress!) I like that the fabric is bold, geometric and kind of looks like the feathers of arrows. Hopefully it fits in nicely with everything else in my living room. Mind you, since we only just moved in there is very little in my living room... so it will go perfectly! Do you like our new grey rug? Would you believe I got it from Bunnings for around $150!?? They have EVERYTHING there!

Anyways, I digress. What do you think? Do you like my choice of fabric for the chair?


Stay tuned for the next instalment of me 'Restoring a lounge chair' which might be more entertaining than educational...


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