Nwdnanny
Nwdnanny
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German Grain Sack Chair Redo.


Redo of a vintage chair using German grain sack.
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
I loved the lines of this old vintage chair I found for $25 at a thrift store. Still has the original solid brass casters on the front. I knew it would be perfect for slipcovers made out of an antique German grain sack I had.
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
"Such a deal"
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
The upholstery was a dirty vinyl feeling "fabric" and the frame was dusty, dirty, and full of spider webs, etc.
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
Dry brushed the dust and dirt off and then wiped it down with a damp cloth before adding a couple of coats of dark Brie wax.
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
Wood cleaned up and waxed and slipcover finished. I also decided to take some of the original horsehair stuffing out of the arm covers.
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
Covered buttons on tabs although they don't actually button.
german grain sack chair redo, painted furniture
Close up.

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  • Claudia
    on Apr 7, 2014

    Really like the new look. Great job.

  • Julie
    on Apr 10, 2014

    You have given this chair such personality! I love the tabs with the covered buttons bridging the gap instead of the ties most people use. Very smart. (That applies to both you AND the chair.) The waxed wood is beautiful!

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