If you didn't see the old post, this is the before of my chair:
the chair as of noon yesterday:
and a few detail shots to let you know how hard I'm working:
Amazing discoveries so far:
A piece of a tag that reads "Gilspe..." Its paper and this is very strange to me. I'm wondering if it was added at a later upholstery date...seeing that this chair has more than thousand tack holes proving its been re-upholstered at least 10 times.
A safety pin
100 year old dust
Last, and most exciting: A DIAMOND TUFTED BACK!!!
With every new layer exposed I discover new and exciting (DUSTY NASTY DIRTY) things about my chair. My instructor has been referring to it as "old girl" and I think I shall do the same.
I really want to find out what wood its made from and what the decorative legs are made of.
I also really want to narrow the date down so I know how old the "old girl" really is.
Wednesday's class will be spent hanging out with a woodworker who will hopefully give me some hot tips on how to restore the frame.
I must now read about diamond tufting in this totally tubular book: