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 My first re-upholstery project - June 2018

My first re-upholstery project - June 2018

My Old Quiet Time Chair - Resurrected

This old faded plaid chair is my beloved quiet time chair. Oh if this chair could talk…

I didn’t want to give it away or sell it. It’s the “just right” chair, but visually unappealing.

I contacted several reupholstery referrals. All very kind and highly recommended, however, I could not afford their services.

And then I contacted a long time friend and previous Bible teacher. Rumor had it she was reupholstering furniture as a hobby in retirement.

Bravely, timidly, I asked… could I help you renovate one of my own chairs? Could I be your apprentice?

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 Strip off the old tired fabric and look - she’s got good bones!

Strip off the old tired fabric and look - she’s got good bones!

 And then we learned to weave cane - August 2018

And then we learned to weave cane - August 2018

Two Century Old Caned Chairs - Restored

 Meet my woodworking teacher, Gary. He’s my dad.

Meet my woodworking teacher, Gary. He’s my dad.

 Victor approves of our caning work!

Victor approves of our caning work!

 Two bar stools forgotten in a warehouse - revived with color

Two bar stools forgotten in a warehouse - revived with color

Abandoned Bar Stools - Retrieved

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