Change Your Fabric, Change Your Life.
Okay, maybe that title is a little dramatic, but that’s how I roll.
I took a break from working on the Thonet chairs to replace the fabric on a chair I got from the Boston Design Center a few years back. It is an Alvar Aalto design, and I immediately fell in love with the clean lines and curved seat back.
Here’s a shot of it before:
You can’t tell from this photo, but the seat had stains and a couple of holes in the original muslin cover. Also, to look at it, you’d think that it would be a pretty simple re-do. At least, that’s what I thought. However, after closer inspection, you realize that there isn’t a screw ANYWHERE to be found on this chair. It’s one big puzzle to take apart, and then another to re-fit it with upholstery and foam.
It had to be pleated and stapled just so, for it to look as close to perfect as possible, and to maintain its clean look. Thank God, for Kevin at Upholstery on Broadway. He truly is a Master of his craft, and he guided and helped me through every stage of this project.
And the finished result is BEAUTIFUL (if I do say so myself)!!!
To be continued…