Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Rolled Arm Easy Chair & Ottoman - Neutral Grey

This was probably one of the most comfortable chairs I've ever sat in. I quite liked the traditional (and fun) fabric it had, but the chair was being given to the clients' daughter, and was going in a nice neutral (modern) grey.

Along with the chair was an ottoman, which was a total nightmare (you'll see why).

Before:











To make the two pieces blend together better, we had to refinish both to match, in a medium-to dark walnut colour.

But before we could do that, we had to strip down the pieces. Here's the beginning of the "Ottoman From Hell".

Cover 1 removed:



Ugh.



Cover 2 removed:



Ugh!



Cover 3 removed:



4 COVERS! FOUR! It took longer to strip down the ottoman than the entire rolled-arm chair!

The previous upholsterer was also lazy with the chair, since he upholstered over the original deck, as well as the arm caps:





These were *removed*, and the new deck installed properly. (Note refinished legs)



Finished ottoman:





Finished chair:
I should also note that this was a very well built chair, with a massive frame, and coils.



The back cushion and the seat were filled with soft padding, rather than a foam, which made them really comfortable. The arms and the height of the back were also just perfect. This is the kind of chair you can spend hours in, or even fall asleep in. The clients' daughter is one lucky gal!







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