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Here is a 1920s oak and cane armchair on its original castors.
It was in a poorly state of repair when I first got it. However the basic construction is simple, so didn't take too much to transform.
When selecting furniture to makeover with fabric, pick items with reusuable springs & padding. Recovery projects are much easier than reupholstery ones!
If you want to paint your chair, do this before adding the new fabric.
1. Strip off the old fabric, and keep pieces aside for cutting new patterns. Repair any damage and fill any major holes. Look for woodworm/borer. If there is any, fumigate with a borer bomb and fill up holes with filler.
5. Attach the new fabric, keeping the fabric centered and wrinkle free. Ideally use an airgun stapler, or you can use a hand stapler or tack-hammer & tacks.
6. Piping can add a lovely decorative element to your furniture. Make your own using piping cord, and staple it into place.
7. Lastly, sew the back cushion.