Today I took it apart, took off some of the loose veneer, smeared some bondo on it and stripped the seat down.
It had 4 layers of fabric on it. The oldest layer of fabric disintegrated in some areas when I touched it! It was so nasty and dusty!
I think the desk, chair and dresser belonged to hubby's great-grandmother.
Here's the damaged chair:
The brown fabric was the one I had put on a few years ago. I didn't realize though that there were all those other fabrics on there!! It was crazy dusty taking it all apart!!
The new fabric I picked out for it. I also picked out new foam and batting for the seat as well.
The bondo is on and ready to be sanded. Once it was sanded I touched up some areas that needed it, let it dry and sanded again. After that I used a gray spray primer on the chair. Gave it another light sanding then sprayed it a satin black. While that was drying I worked on recovering the seat.
For the seat cushion I used the spray adhesive stuff to hold the foam & batting in place. I then cut the fabric to size and used a stapler hooked up the an air compressor to staple the fabric to the seat. After that was all done I reattached the seat to the chair.
Here it is all done!
Here's the before again:
Here's the after:
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