Fireside Chairs

If you read about my lounge chairs you will know that last year I took some upholstery classes which I enjoyed immensely.   My final project for the year was to transform these wonderful fireside chairs into the beauties they are today.  

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This picture doesn't do the fabric justice - the colour is actually much more vibrant. Click to enlarge

The fabric is Waverly's Santa Maria.  Turns out Waverly fabrics can be quite a challenge to get in New Zealand so I finally managed to get it through Fabric Traders in Australia. 

I stripped the chairs and resprung them.  I sanded the arms and waxed them with Briwax Mahogany because they were very blond and I actually wanted the tone to be a bit darker.

I won't go through all the steps but I'm very pleased to see how they turned out.  If you'd like to see the rest of the family room check out this post.