The chair that I present I bought as an unnecessary piece of furniture. It had been in poor condition. Its upholstery was smeared and its frame shaky and cracked. It had been waiting three years for its redecoration. Finally, the renovation day has come.
Now, let me tell something about technology and materials that were used. For styling the frame, I decided to use adhesive glue, which I made myself from dermal glue, chalk and dry pigments.
The recipe for Swedish blue comes from the book of Julia de Bierre and James Bain Smith "Renovation. Methods for preserving antiques and old objects ". In order to deepen the effect of old age, I used dry pigments mixed with Glaze Effects General Finishes. For protecting the surface, I used Chalk Paint WAX - Clear Annie Sloan.
Then I started exchanging the upholstery. The springs were in very good condition thus, did not require to be repaired. On the other hand the cushioning layer has been replaced. As the upholstery layer, I decided to use natural, thick and softened linen. On the back I sewed the application - a bird from a variety of cotton fabrics used for patchwork. I stylized the seat and backrest with embroidered twigs and leaves. All of them were done with threads made by Gutermann. Then I nailed the fabric with upholstery nails in the color of old gold. Let me emphasize that each of these upholstery pins was rubbed with sandpaper to deepen the effect of old age. In my opinion,. the whole came out very naturally in peaceful colors. The contrast element is only applications.