How to renew an old chair?
Renovating the chair by ourselves is a challenge, but most of us are able to cope with it. There are different ways to turn an old, worn-out chair into a beautiful, original piece of furniture. It is enough to find the right copy, diagnose its damage, collect materials, and then spend a few hours on work. The result will be not only a piece of furniture restored to use, but also one-of-a-kind, one hundred percent personalized art.
Just one such chair creates an incredible atmosphere at home. The whole set is a real magic. How to renovate an old chair so that it can be used and delighted? Enjoy it!
When the upholstery has rubbed off
The first of the two popular damages to old chairs is crumpled upholstery. When a chair that has been used for years at home or in an old age market served and was used intensively, the upholstery it is covered with can have rubbish or dirt. Just choose a new, interesting material, tear off the old upholstery and filling, and then nail the new one. How to renew an old upholstered chair? Here is a sequence of steps.
We need it:
a new upholstery fabric and possibly an upholstery filler
The first step is to download the old upholstery. This must be done carefully by undermining the fastenings so as not to damage the wood. If the filling is in good condition, you can leave it, if not, it is better to remove it as well.
Then it is time to measure the material on the seat, preferably in the same way as the old material was measured.
The next step is to nail the fabric to the chair with the upholstery stapler. Be careful to tighten it evenly on each side and scratch the corners well.
A second life for wood
Renovation of a wooden chair is just as good but precise fun. Over time the wood becomes dull, the varnish wipes out, burrs and stains form. How to renovate an old wooden chair to make it look dazzling again?
We need it:
varnish or stains
The first step is always a thorough removal of old paint coatings. This has to be done precisely and gently with sanding paper of different thicknesses. You can use a screwdriver with an abrasive overlay - it will be easier.
Once the chair is polished and raw wood has been discovered, it is time to make a decision. Is it to be painted in any particular colour, or only lacquered, so that you can see the jars of wood? The choice of the product to be applied depends on it. It can be a clear lacquer, stain in some shade or paint, preferably applied with a sponge roller. In most cases, old, natural wood looks so beautiful that it would be regrettable to cover it with a layer of coloured, opaque paint.