Antique Mahogany Chair

December 17th, 2008 in member junk     
fabricsgal fabricsgal, member
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I found this mahagony chair at a flea market in St. Paul.  The poor little chair was loose in just about every joint and the finish was all scraped up.  The man I purchased it from told me that it was his mother's chair and it had been sitting in an attic for years.  He sold it to me for $5 and I reassured him that I would take good care of it.  My husband refinished the wood and I upholstered it in a beautiful embroidered microsuede.  I used fabric from my business: www.jwupholstery.net.  The chair is now beautiful once again.


Pattern or design used: My Own Design - fabricsgal
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Comments (8)

1DesignChick writes: What a lucky chair to have found you! Very elegant! Nice fabric choice! And great craftsmanship!
Janet Posted: 2:08 am on January 6th
suewhitney writes: Very nice work! Upholstery can be a bear and you did it with flair. Hey, that rhymes! Greta job.

Happy Holidays,
Sue Posted: 9:22 am on December 21st
JunkMama1 writes: I absolutely LOVE this chair! The fabric you picked really compliments the wood! Posted: 3:31 pm on December 18th
fellowjunker writes: You did a fabulous job with the upholstering!! The chair is gorgeous.
xojanis Posted: 11:29 pm on December 17th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: $5.00!!!??? Wow! Even though it was worse for wear when you found it, that is still a great price for a piece like that. You did an amazing job restoring it to it's original beauty.

Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style!
Candy Posted: 8:04 pm on December 17th
MelHow writes: What a work of love - beautiful. Posted: 6:05 pm on December 17th
CottageLifestyle writes: You did a fabulous job. I am glad you were able to bring it back to life.

Renee Posted: 6:03 pm on December 17th
georgiamoon writes: Well it certainly is beautiful once again. It's amazing what a little fabric can do for a chair. Looks like you did a great job, Georgia Posted: 5:32 pm on December 17th
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