Friday, 15 June 2012

Child armchair Renovation Project.

I purchased two children armchairs from Ebay, to be used as a prop for my daughters children collection. The buyer explained that it had been in her family for over 60 years and fortunately for me, the she had started the renovation, so no striping and standing for me, OK just a little.  
To complete the makeover of the chair I sanded down the chair and then washed it with a diluted solution of bleach to lighten the wood,
Next I rubbed finishing oil over the wood to seal and protect the chair and to bring out the natural colour of the wood
As you can see from the top picture there is no seat, so I needed to cut a piece of plywood to fit the seat of the chair to form a firm base to place a cushion seat on.
To make the box cushion seat, I bought an ordinary large cushion pad, which was the perfect size for the chair and made the casing out of white drill. After placing the cushion into the casing,  I stuffed the edges to give the cushion a full square look. 
Here you can see the completed chair with props in place.

I think the chair is adorable
The cushions are available on my daughters shop on csevenm, once she is happy with the photos you will be able to see the chair in its full glory. 

4 comments:

Debby Steele said...

Very sweet and the cushion looks so comfy. xo

Tabitha said...

Those chairs have great bones, excellent find

Tutus & Tea Parties said...

Wow, it looks great! Thanks for sharing at our Pinteresting Party.

Splendid Little Stars said...

What a great renovation job! I'm sure your daughter loves it!