I turned my attention to the “matching” caned chair found for mom’s breakfast table.
I grabbed my upholstery staple puller and wire cutter-pliers and got to work on knocking down the orange velvet fabric. Its upholstery was done so well, I really took my time to study their job!
I was kind of sad stripping the orange velvet. Aside from being dirty, the velvet was in pristine condition, has the best patina and a really nice hand. I’m thinking I’ll wash it and try to REuse it in another project down the line. AND~it is and always has been my very favorite color!
Did you know ORANGE is the color of CREATIVITY ?!?
Unfortunately, someone used some glue on what I’m guessing was a velvet padded back cover. I seriously struggled getting the residue off.
BUT~ I won the battle with a razor blade, pliers, scrub brush, a n d patience.
While I had the scrub brush going, I knocked off the small areas of thickly built up dust and grime, and just cleaned the chair WaY better this time around.
I LUV the seat—and YES, it’s as generous as this vantage point would suggest!
You can see I taped off and covered the muslin before I painted it. Gotta luv the many uses of Press N’ Seal!
I sprayed it with Kilz and left it to set up over night. Tomorrow I’ll give it a top coat with a very soft white and give it another 24hrs to dry before I REupholster that seat.