A Sweet Child’s Chair

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.

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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.

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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.

This piece is SOLD.

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