Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Before : Making Over My Desk Chair

Before: My Desk Chair

Found this vintage desk chair at an antique mall in Phoenix. Just love it. I know its hard to tell but it sports brass caster feet and carved scroll arms. Both great features you can't see well in the above photo. I got it for a song and have happily pretty much used it as-is for the last three years. Until the seat started to go south. And oh, how quickly it went from no cushion....to needing one cushion... up to two cushions required just to use the desk properly. No way, no how was I going for a third.

There it is in its two cushion glory. I was actually taking a photo of the lamp I'm building out of old miscellaneous lamp and chandelier parts. So I got tired of perching on top of that huge stack of pillows all day. Time for a makeover- for sure!


These were the fabrics I was choosing from for the seat and arms. Tackled the dismantling myself but it got too much to handle. Those nailheads are a killer. Time for professional assistance.
to be continued...

7 comments:

pve design said...

those fabric and skins are amazing.
what a great chair!

LondonCalling said...

Thanks PVE! Its ready to be picked up. Just 2 days and its done. Super speedy.

Cote de Texas said...

ooh can't wait - the intrigue!!! it's going to look great!!

Kwana said...

Great chair. What a wonderful project. I can't wait to see how it turns out.

AT THE PICKLED HUTCH said...

Fantastic! In its old glory and soon to be new clothes. Looking forward to the new look. The lamp is pretty cool as well.
Lisa & Alfie

Be the change..... said...

WOW......I didn't appreciate the after till I saw the before - I can't believe that is the same chair!

Mike said...

I thought the chair was nice even before you worked on it.