The Checked Pair

5 Materials
2 Days

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The original plan was to give the frame a light distressing and then paint them black but when I started to sand them I really loved how the raw wood looked under that red stain.

I got the sanding done on a mass sanding day when it wasn't raining and I decided to just go with it and kept the raw wood. 

I ripped the old fabric off easily and I had been wanting to use this black-checked cotton for the new look. Checkered fabric can read very "grandma" but I have seen it before in a way that looked fresh & new so I was hoping it would come across in that way. 

It didn't take too long staple the fabric into place and whip out some double-welt cording to finish the look.

It feels good to get an upholstery job done in a day! It's a nice confidence booster. 

90's grunge meets farmhouse style?The thought of that description makes me chuckle a little bit but I feel like that could accurately describe a lot of people's look from back then to now.

We are just over a week away till the Lucketts Spring Market 2019. It will be my biggest and, hopefully, the best show that I have ever done and I can hardly contain my excitement! Hope that you all can come!


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3 of 11 questions
  • Sheila Lawson
    on May 23, 2019

    Did you glue the welting?

  • Amy
    on May 23, 2019

    How did you attach the cording? Do you have any pictures for the process?

    • Mcgypsy9
      on May 16, 2020

      You can also staple the cording right to the chair first.

  • Arlenia Moss
    on May 27, 2020

    How did you get the wood so clean. I have similar chairs with intricate detailed carvings but i am having a very difficult time getting the old green paint off. I tried stripper not good. I started sanding but still having problems with the detailed carvings.

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  • Linda
    on May 16, 2020

    Interesting use of the modern fabric and the classically carved wood. Really looks nice together!

  • Robyn Garner
    on May 20, 2020

    Love the raw wood! 😎

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