I inherited that chair from my grandfather when he passed eleven days ago. For as long as I can remember, that chair has always been in my grandparents' living room.
My grandfather was an upholster. Let me explain some of the process I went through.
That is what it looked like when I inherited it. Grandpa had covered it with that pink velvet to fit the look in my grandparents' living room back in the 90's. I removed that velvet to see what was underneath, because I remembered it to be another color. Mom and i think he also redid it back then because he missed working as a professional upholster.
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Yep, I was right, it was indeed another color...and another shape entirely. Grandpa had changed the curve with some sort of cotton balls. It worked, but I really want to keep that awesome shape...but not the original color!
My bedroom furniture was painted that deep gray (which was named Penguin Back) and that turquoise-ish color (which doesn't look the same on the picture than it does in real life) is my accent color for my room. I took out the upholstery tools I inherited from grandpa and worked really hard to redo that chair. It was the very first time I attempted anything like that and, I must say, I am thrilled with how it turned out! The fabric's a nice velvet, in case you wonder what I used.
As I worked, I kept wondering if my beloved grandpa would be proud of me or not... What do you think?