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A client had an older frame that she wanted to restyle for a spot in her bedroom. While most of the changes were cosmetic, we had a few structural modifications that were needed to make her chair look like the inspiration piece she found in a catalog.

The inspiration for the restyle

The inspiration for the restyle


The customer’s chair had coil springs, while the inspiration chair had sinuous springs, so we had to reinforce the front edge of the seat so that the new waterfall skirt would not tear when the springs flexed. This also helped make the seat firmer.
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New waterfall style skirt front

New waterfall style skirt front


After removing all of the old padding and fabric, we restyled the arms from a rolled style to a square or tuxedo style, which involved removing the old framing and replacing it with a new flat piece of lumber, and padding it to the correct shape and style.
Rounded arms on this frame before being restyled

Rounded arms on this frame before being restyled


New square arms

New square arms


Once the arms and seat were redesigned, we added more padding to the inside back to give it a thicker profile, and allow for a smaller back cushion.
New arm style and additional back padding.

New arm style and additional back padding.


The last steps were to close the outsides with a waterfall or dressmaker style skirt for the chair and ottoman.
The finished piece is now more elegant and contemporary and a much better fit to their eclectic bedroom.
Restyled chair with dressmaker skirts

Restyled chair with dressmaker skirts

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