It has been a busy week! I spent Wednesday afternoon with my parents taking apart chair #2 while mom was cranking out the sewing. I left ready to put one chair back together, but needed supplies. Friday, I spent an hour at the WXPN free at noon concert and then set off to find an upholstery supply shop. Lissie was great, by the way!
I was able to score tacks, cardboard tacking strip and a few hand tools. Great little shop in Philadelphia Northern Liberties section.
Next I headed home to get to work. The thing I learned quickly was you are constantly adjusting as you move along and it is really hard to lift tacks if nailed all the way down. The section I started first would be revisited at the end. Here are some pics as I went along.
And here we are all put back together!
Now I am working on chair #2. I have finishing touches to do including the dust cover, screw caps, reinforcing the front legs (using match sticks and glue in the screw holes so the screws bite in better and prevent wobbling legs). I hope to have final pics soon and listing up while I am finishing. I will be listing the pair at $2000. Shipping in 2 boxes, probably $100 or less for the pair. Not splitting them up but I do have a single similar chair here and would gladly allow buyer to choose fabric. At this point, I am thinking of ordering Vibe Tangerine and once I order that is what it will be. ✌️
Off to keep working. Hopefully mom finished the last backrest as I need to go pick up so I can put it back together!
Thanks to those stopping by the shop! I do get updates and feedback from Karen and I appreciate all of it!! Reach out at anytime if you need me to bring something out from my online inventory! I do pop over about once a week but would gladly meet you if I am available! Email me!