Before Christmas, I decided that it would be nice to have more than one non-dining room chair in my apartment, so I picked up this wooden chair at a thrift store.
I loved the shape and the intricacy of the back, but it definitely needed some work. It doesn’t look too bad in the picture, but the seat was very sunken and probably wouldn’t have held for much longer. Here’s what it looked like when I took the bottom covering off.
You can see that the webbing is in pretty poor shape. But before I got to that, I had to get the top fabric and all the foam/padding off. After I pried up some of the fabric in the front, I could see the rest of the layers.
The foam and padding were practically disintegrating as I touched them, but unfortunately the glue, staples, and nails that were holding them held quite strong! There were two different types of staples and I think three types of nails. Removing all the staples and nails probably took me around 4 hours total.
Now I just have to figure out how to redo it all! I’ve seen tons of tutorials on reupholstering chairs with wooden seats, but none with chair webbing like this one. Any tips? I also need to figure out if there’s anything I can do to make the wood finish look nicer – its pretty scratched in some places, but not badly enough that the whole finish needs to be redone. It just needs some touchups, so any ideas for that would be much appreciated as well!