Keeping it in the Family / by Jessica Meek

This chair has been on my to do list for quite some time, I have lot of ideas of projects for myself but other commissions generally get in the way of these being realised!

This chair was originally upholstered by my Grandma and I had always intended it to be the final piece for my upholstery course but my tutor told me the frame was unsuitable for traditional upholstery and was generally in such bad condition that it would never be made stable!

After replacing part of the frame and treating some woodworm, my stubbornness finally paid off and I started to reupholster the chair in some amazing curtains from the 50s, using the reverse side of the fabric for the back of the chair.

 

Im really thrilled with the result and glad that I managed to resurrect this seemingly hopeless heirloom!