DIY French Style Seat Made From Two Old Chairs

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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.
Here is the before picture of the chairs - scratched and broken
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
I added a moulding to give it the extra glamourous French look I was after!
I added some double welting for the accents and to bring the whole look together.
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  • Emmawilliams1 Emmawilliams1 on Aug 17, 2020

    it is beautiful..You said you found the chairs? At a thrift store or on the street..They still were quite nice, it seems...Beautiful job!

  • Donella R Donella R on Aug 18, 2020

    Did you make a video while you were upholstering the chairs? I have two chairs that I’m upholstering but I’m having difficulty completing the chair back.

  • Marie Marie on Aug 18, 2021

    Gorgeous. Where did you get the rose molding.

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