I found this sweet little chair at a local thrift store/salvage yard. It was outside with more weather-proof industrial salvage, so I decided to rescue it from our rainy Pacific Northwest weather and bring it home!
It’s a sturdy little chair, but the wood was pretty rough and worn. Someone had made the webbing seat with care but now the velvet and corduroy fabrics were dirty and faded.
I decided on freshening up this sweet little chair with a coat of white paint and mattress ticking fabric to integrate it into the other items in my stash. I also added a removable pillow to make a soft backrest for the little backs I hope will soon enjoy it!
After removing the old seat and giving the chair a light sanding and wipe down, I brushed on two light coats of a flat white paint, then sanded the paint down to the raw wood. It is sealed with polycrylic.
For the seat, I sewed 2 inch wide strips of cotton mattress ticking and wove them across. They are simply stapled on the underside of the chair. The pillow has sweet little trim and ties.