When she arrived in the workshop the plan was to touch up the scratches, give her a fresh coat of paint, and paint the upholstery with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint™ in Duck Egg Blue. Ha, if only it were that easy!
This is a better shot of what she looked like before I started.
So far so good!
I was expecting horse hair but surprise, it's straw! Dusty, stinky, messy straw.
I gave her a good clean with the shop vac and was thankful to see the strapping was in good condition and all four springs were still tightly attached. Upstairs to grab a coffee and back down to stare...and stare...and stare some more while scratching my head. "Okay, so now what"?
Upholstery 101 - here we come! Then I remembered I had bought The Complete Guide To Upholstery by Cherry Dobson several months back. THANK YOU CHERRY DOBSON!! I highly recommend this book chalked full of easy tutorials.
Mr. Frugalista came to the rescue and together we made our little Antique Balloon Back Chair all pretty again!
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