I started re-doing that fabulous little frenchy chair-
( crazy to call it frenchy because it was made in Italy!)
I thought it would be a fairly easy re-do job and I would have it done in no time.
I haven't gotten past getting even a quarter of those stubborn tacks out!
I think the fabric might actually be suede- it is super thick- so it makes it even harder to pull the tacks from it.
I tried to use a flat head screwdriver...
chipped the frame.
Tried the notched pry on my grandfathers trusty hammer...
chipped the frame.
Good thing I was thinking of distressing a little bit anyway...
Shook my head ... a lot... and then...
Cullan came to the rescue
and pulled out the entire front row on the seat.
In about 5 minutes.
I told him he was hired.
We pulled a few more out and then took a break to make dinner,
but should get the rest off today.
I found out that the reason the seat had fallen in a bit when I took the undercover off.
Two of the straps are needing to be re-tacked or replaced.
I am going to try to re tack them and hope that works first-
otherwise, it is off to Ben Franklin for some new pieces.
I am kind of going back and forth with myself on the fabric choice...
a subtle simple fabric,
a beautiful floral,
an elegant brocade or damask
and even a big check pattern.
Here are some of my inspiration pics...
(3 & 4) Charles Faudree
I actually have fairly similar fabrics for any of those looks- with the check being either a yellow or a red.
I am pretty sure I know just what fabric I am doing, but a little on the fence yet...
I am leaving the frame as is for now- I agree with you all, try the fabric change first and see how I feel about it. I would like to find a crusty chair to paint at some point though!
So, any thoughts on the fabric choice?
I am off to pull some more tacks and fix the seat.
Then new fabric!!
Hope you are all having a great Monday!