Studio production- Blue 1930-40 armchair
This chair is an old soul and I'm quite attached to the whole experience.
Now I wish I had taken before photos to show the extent of the repair but I think you can see that the result is rather good anyhow.
I found this chair discarded and had to adopt it. The original covering was leather fixed with brass upholstery tacks. The leather, so old, it had ripped like cardboard paper on all sides and the tacks were green with oxidation. I thought it a hearty solid chair and it still had some life left as well as the original springs and under structure in place so I grabbed it.
I have a favorite fabric store that is stocked with warehouse leftovers and has the most reasonable prices. I got the fabric and trim for this chair for around 200 kr. which is roughly 36.00 U.S. dollars.
I made plenty of mistakes and wasted too much fabric but it's my first ever upholstery project and I'm proud of it. By the way, give me some input on how old you think it is :-)
When I had taken off the old covering there were 2 old black and white passport photos stuck between the layers. I also used these to help date the chair.