I created this piece for the I found these two Louis style chairs and turned them into a French style sofa/seat by adding some mdf board and re-upholstering it all. I loved the shape of the chairs and did not want them covered (even though that was initially the plan). I am glad I stuck with the original features and refreshed them a little.
I removed the fabric and batting and fixed the two seats together by adding a few pieces of wood to the back of the legs and fixed them in place with some screws.
To bring the chairs together visually - I added an mdf board to the back in the shape, painted it all using chalk paint. I added the foam on the backs of the chair. I re-used the old wooden seats as a base and created a brand new seat from mdf board, put foam on and upholstered it. It was then glued in place
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- First of all, Drop. Dead. Gorgeous! Amazing transformation. One question: Did you cut out the MDF backing at the base of the chair backs, or is that just shading? Either way it looks fabulous!
- How did you attach the MDF to the back, screws or glue & finishing nails? Also, I noticed in the first picture of the back it went all the way across to the outside edges of the chair back frames. The final picture appears to be open at both lower outside edges. Did you change it?Absolutely love this piece!! The added back truly makes it more than 2 chairs linked together. 👏