These days, finding a used chair is easier than ever. Between Kijiji deals and roadside give-aways there are tons of great pieces just waiting to be recovered. My friend Wendy found this amazing pre-loved barrel chair online and hired me to bring it back to life.
The foam cushions had completely disintegrated, leaving a fine yellow dust all over the inside. Lucky when I stripped it down to the frame it was in fantastic condition. The legs needed a little tightening and a stain touch-up, but other than that, the structure was ready to go.
I had never tackled a Barrel chair before, but I'm sure glad I did. Barrel chairs are beautifully simple and have a way of making any space feel inviting. I will definitely be reupholstering one of these for my house some day.
It was a pleasure bringing this beauty into the 21st century. I really hope that Wendy's family loves it, and can give this chair a whole new life of happy memories.