The Re-Invented Hollywood Regency Club Chair

 

I have always been inspired to take a stab at re-upholstering.  I happened upon this chair recently and I had a vision.  As a first re-upholstering test, I would highly recommend starting with something a little bit easier.  Having said that, there is something exciting about taking on a big challenge and completing it.  This chair was in dire need of a DIY intervention before it was headed to the dump.  The seat foam was so entirely rotted that it weighed about 20 pounds.  Disclaimer:  all deconstruction was done in the garage and I highly recommend doing the same if possible.

I will not provide a tutorial on upholstering as it was my first project and the steps from a to z were by no means examples of best practice.  It was a great learning experience and perhaps the next chair will be presented in more of a how to manner.  I did manage to get my hands on a matching chair and I am considering making them a matching pair.

Sorry looking Hollywood Regency Chair as found.

Sorry looking Hollywood Regency Chair as found.

 

Hollywood Regency Chair Before Side View

Hollywood Regency Chair Before Side View

This sorry chair was completely stripped down to it’s spring all ready to get dressed for the party.

 

Almost ready to begin getting dressed for the party.

Almost ready to begin getting dressed for the party.

Some sanding and a fresh shiny coat of white paint were in need. Then the reconstruction of the upholstery began. I found this beautiful fabric online here . This nautilus inspired fabric was really high quality and a dream to work with. It is actually reversible which worked out quite well when I make my millions of yards of self-welting and accidentally reversed the fabric. Luck for me it added a nice touch in the end. So after several weeks of working on her now and then, she was finally feeling like Cinderella and ready for the party.

Cinderella ready for the party.

Hollywood Regency Chair Done

Hollywood Regency Chair Completed Side View

Hollywood Regency Chair Completed Side View

Hollywood Regency Club chair complete - back.

Hollywood Regency Club chair complete – back.

So I have finished my  first re-upholstery project and can’t wait for it to get warm enough to start in on the matching chair or another one I have waiting for me in the garage.

Coming soon – I discovered Annie Sloan Chalk paint….watch out tired and shabby furniture out there my paintbrush is ready and able to re-invent you too!  I have spent a lot of time pondering the whole idea of reinventing yourself lately.  If you could re-invent yourself, what would you do?

Till next time.  Have a great week.  Linda

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  1. Cate Prato says:

    Nice job, Linda! I don’t if you’ve inspired me to try reupholstery or inspired me to bring you my chair and some fabric! :-)

    • Thanks Cate – It was fun and thankfully successful. I’d be happy to help you out if you decide not to tackle it yourself. You are so creative that I am sure you could do it yourself. I have quite a few new re-inventing projects I’m working on.

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