One of my neighbors was dragging a chair out to the curb this morning and, I have to admit, that I swooped in like a vulture. This is a good quality, hardwood framed piece from the early 40's. I love the shape and I think it's worth saving but I don't have a clue where to start. It needs a full re-upholstery job and I'm thinking it might be a weekend project.
So here are my questions:
I'm all ears!
- The fabric is trashed and so is the stuffing. The old stuffing looks like a mix of fibers and maybe even some animal hair. What do I need to be aware of when I strip it down?
- It has springs. Well, kinda. They're a mess. Can I buy new ones and should they be tied?
- The wood frame is in pretty good shape but it needs to be cleaned up and maybe touched up. What products are best for that
- Other than a good air stapler, which I have, what tools do I need to make my life easier if I tackle it.
- Finally, I am really good at drapery but I've never done an upholstery job. Are the skills transferable or am I a nut and should I just sneak the chair back to the curb next Wednesday?