By Pasclina Comte. Barrel Chair. Published at Friday, December 22nd, 2017 - 19:28:05 PM.
Antique furniture is always a priced possession for many. It reminds us of our grandparents and parents who used it at some point of time, making them historically important assets of the family; the China cabinet of granny, the rocking chair of Uncle Harry and the barrel chair on which you and your siblings spent hours playing in childhood.
The wood barrels have a limited life span of five years with the winemaker, but it's lifespan can be extended by recycling the wine barrels into furniture. After a barrel has been used by the wine maker, the wood has absorbed the natural colors of the wine and has taken on a beautiful aged appearance. The most stunning and distinctive furniture can be created out of the wood from these wine barrels.
One of the easy jobs in refurbishing the old furniture is changing the seat padding of the chairs. They can be easily unscrewed. Then you can cut the cloth according to the size and staple it back. Changing the barrel seat slipcovers is almost the same too. You just need to cut the fabric in the shape of seat and make sure it stick with the seat well. If left loose, barrel seat slipcover can come off making it uncomfortable to sit. It is not so daunting task to restore the antique furniture and making them match with the modern world accessories in your living room.
I'm a fabric freak and I detest cheap fabrics. If you are going to get many more years service from your barrel chair and its new cover, I wouldn't recommend buying the cheapest cover you can find on the internet. Best to go to a department store and feel the quality of the fabric before you buy. Computer monitors can also distort the colors of fabric, so what you thought was bright red may arrive as a dull as dishwater red.
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