Thrifted Thoughts: Sloped Lounge Chair

My vintage chair addiction was spurred on this weekend when I spotted this Jetson-esque lounge chair at a local reuse centre.

The slope of the back makes it super comfy and the curvy, wood arms add mega-personality.

Regardless of its endearing qualities, this chair is a total do-over!

The wood frame is badly scratched and the upholstery has seen better days.

An upholstery job, like this, requires a professional. But, if you were so inclined, you could take on the wood restoration job yourself.

Tip: The woodwork should be done prior to the upholstery work.  It’s easier to maneuver new fabric around a recently refinished frame than it is to sand & stain the wood around new fabric.

Your fabric options are endless and would depend on your décor, your tastes, and, most importantly, your risk tolerance!

I always prefer to make a bold statement with a one-of-a-kind accent chair!

A fabric, like this, with a crisp, black & white, wiggly, stripe effect, would bring this piece to life. Run it vertically for maximum impact! Finish the chair with white buttons & piping and you’ve got yourself a modern show-stopper!

2 thoughts on “Thrifted Thoughts: Sloped Lounge Chair

  1. I love chairs, too–so i paint them since I can’t own them all…..you can see my paintings (which includes more than just chairs) at Kae’s Gallery on FB, and have the option of ordering a mug or such via etsy.com, again Kae’s Gallery.

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