14 Jul

New Furniture Restoration Project

Old Chair For Restoration

Old Chair For Restoration

On a recent trip to our local recycling centre in Shepshed I spotted this fine, but unloved specimen and thought I could maybe give it a new lease of life. I didn’t steal it btw, I explained to the staff there what I was planning to do with it and they let me take it Free of Charge 🙂

I’ve not a clue how old it is, maybe 1960’s or 1970’s, it could even be newer than that, but something about it’s simple clean shape caught my eye. I’ve always fancied having a go at restoring a piece of furniture, up to now we’ve nearly always bought new items, but this should be a nice project to get me started.

A quick session with the paint stripper and a new coat of sprayed gloss, plus a new seat of course and this beauty should look quite nice indeed. I’ve no idea where I’m going to put it, but we’ll face that when it’s finished. Our local Ikea stock a good range of hard wearing material that will more than likely be suitable for the seat cover. I’ll have to go hunting through their bargain bins for an offcut that will do the job.

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