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Chair restoration

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Chair restoration

Just thought I'd share my chair rennovation project completed during 2020 (thanks to lockdown I had plenty of time!)



It was pretty simple to remove the chair bases - 4 screws held them in place. Then chairs were scrubbed with sugar soap and a kitchen scouring pad, left to dry and then lightly hand sanded with some fine sand paper.


I used a spray gun to apply 2x coats of dulux 1 step prep then 2x coats of Aquanamel semi gloss. There is a bit of overspray so don't forget the respirator and safety glasses!



The upholstery was secured with around 60 staples per cushion. I must say it was a bit of a mission to remove the staples to get the old fabric off because the staples were well embedded in the upholstery. Eventually I settled on a sharp 10mm chisel which could get right under the staples, and some pliers for any stubborn ends.


Once the staples were removed it was a matter of cutting the new fabric to size (sourced from Spotlight) and securing the new fabric with a staple gun.


Ready in time for Christmas!


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Re: Chair restoration

Those came up sweet mate, love your work!

Super Contributor

Re: Chair restoration

What a great result @pepsp and a new life for those chairs.

So much better than seeing them on a kerbside cleanout, you should be proud.


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Re: Chair restoration

Great result @pepsp. Many thanks for sharing this project with the community. As @Stuardo mentioned, its so much better to be able to rejuvenate furniture rather than replacing it. I'm sure your great work will inspire others so we have featured it on our Project Gallery.






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