Thursday, April 16, 2009

French "Country Style" Sofa & Chair #2

Fabric for the Sofa & Chair - Acrylic Painting - 24"x24" By Mary Maki Rae


We're nearing the completion of this long - albiet absorbing - project-! We're learning some new techniques and procedures - from installing springs - to nailing in webbing - to the classic use of Horse Hair for padding. An Upholstered Piece of Furniture seems simple on the surface - but underneath are many layer of supporting materials. We learned that they need to be applied in a precise method and in a certain order.
It's a long, Classical Process, but well worth the End Result - Which will be not only a Great looking Chair - but a Comfortable one as well, that will last for many years to come-!

IMAGES Of Our "WORK IN PROGRESS" FOLLOW:



Chair with New webbing & springs installed

Chair with Burlap Cover - Stitches Sewn in to hold Stuffing -
New additions to curved top Frame


Mr. Fix It helps Sewing in the Edge Roll
(EggHead Doll By Mary Maki Rae-2009)

Classic Horse Hair Padding for the Chair

Chair completed to the Muslin Cover Stage - Ready for Final Fabric

Nailing in the Fabric

Chair with Fabric applied - ready for cording trim & a Cushion





Napoleon Note Holder - 18" By Mary Maki Rae-2009

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