I did a spontaneous double-take on this fabric and instantly saw it on my dining room chairs.
This set is old; inherited from Bill's parents.
I had a rough idea of the fabric needs and thought I had the foam measured out right.
(I didn't but that comes later!)
When I pulled the seat off the chair and pulled the staples from the cover,
I was quite surprised to see another layer underneath!
The velvet was disintegrating and the padding was so discolored and musty!
You've served your time; goodbye!
This fabric is typical of the 1940's and I have even seen another chair at a friend's and she concurred the time frame.
Since that was when his parents married,
we assumed the set was from then.
I am thinking much earlier now!
The chair seats are of solid mahogany-no pressed plywood these!
The wood is still in great shape and no splits or warping.
(I wish I had treated it with wood oil before I covered them again!)
I traced a pattern......cut out my fabric,
cut out the batting to cover the foam and then cut out the foam.
Covering chairs is easy in this case; no sewing but there is a lot of muscle-
in both pulling staples and real tacks
(the small black kind most of you will remember if you are over 50! lol) .
Also a lot of picking up and turning over to unscrew the seats with the drill
and then reverse the order to put it all back together again!
It is so worth it to have the dining room get a face lift!
I will show you the whole room when I finish the other two chairs!
Remember, I said more on that-yeah, I ran out of the foam
but we will stop and pick some more up today so I can finish them!)
(I'm pretty sure there is enough to do a table runner, too! Yippee!)