For the seat, I choose an upholstery fabric that I had gotten from my mom a while back. She had gotten it from a friend's mother, and based on it's color and pattern, I'd say it was from the 60's. It's a really awesome limey-green velvet flower pattern. I had to take a deep breath before I started cutting it up, but now that it's on my refinished Thonet chair I feel excited that I finally got to use it. (I still have some left!)
|Reupholstered Thonet Chair, with scale figure (Romeo)|
I have 1-2 ottomans that I'm working on, while simultaneously working on "the big chair". It's a little bit more complicated than what I originally anticipated, but I think it will look really cool in the end. I'm not going to try to deal with all the sanding of all the intricate parts. Instead I'm going to hit a few spots with the orbital, then spray the whole thing white. I'll go back over it with a fine sandpaper in a few spots, then hit it with a stain to get the "dirty" look. I learned this technique when we went to our Sherwin Williams field trip, and I think it will be a lot more time efficient.
|The "big chair"|
|Back of the "big chair"|
|Fabric swatch of upholstery fabric|