Leather and Linen

Today I finished up a pair of vintage chairs. Ten more to go! I love the lines of these chairs.

Before

I have purchased quite a few pieces of high quality upholstery fabric on E-bay over the last 6 weeks and also one brown leather hide. For this set,  I painted the frames with Annie Sloan Chateau Grey (which is green/gray) and then did a dark brown glaze over the entire frame so that all the detail around the back, sides, and legs would show.    I then waxed with a clear wax and buffed. Next, I covered the seats with natural linen, followed by stapling this same linen to the back and then trimming out with 1/2″  taupe gimp. The back I covered with the brown leather and nail head trim.

After front and back view

Partially staged

Fabric and Gimp Detail

More Chair Detail.

Any thoughts?

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