Mid Century Modern Shaw Walker Redo

January 22nd, 2010 in member junk     
TroyRash TroyRash, member
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before recovering - original upholstery
gray sweater from thrift store with original tag ..
almost done ..
there we go!
i love the way the arms fit right into the arms ..
before recovering - original upholstery

before recovering - original upholstery


i had purchased this vintage 1960s era shaw walker aluminum frame guest chair right before the holidays .. unsure what to do with it .. we tried selling it and it didn't sell .. this months issue of country living has an article on using old sweaters to recover things - i thought i would try recovering this chair .. i used a large size sweater and it was the perfect amount of sweater - with some left over for another project. .. i love the way it turned out and i was surprised at how easy it was to do .. for those who want to know, i did not remove the old original upholstery, so you could remove the sweater material and have the original upholstery .. i did however place a layer of batting over the old upholstery to soften the seat and back a little ..


Pattern or design used: My own design - Junk Exchange
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Comments (17)

Loftyideas4u writes: This turned out awesome! I'm going to try this project on one of my old chairs. Thanks for sharing! :)
Posted: 9:15 pm on December 12th
calgopgal writes: Hi! I just bought two of these chairs and i would like to recover them myself. I would love to get your thoughts on how you took the chair apart and got it back together. Do you mind emailing me? courtneybui525@gmail.com thanks and cheers! Posted: 6:03 pm on May 18th
geegeeburr writes: Brilliant idea! Posted: 1:14 am on April 15th
oldjunkie writes: That looks incredible...fantastic! Posted: 10:30 pm on February 6th
shabbychick writes: Great redo, and the fabric looks so comfy!!

Thanks for sharing.

Kathy Posted: 9:31 pm on February 7th
CottageElements writes: Troy, your chair turned out fantastic! Love the look of it, vintage yet with a modern feel. Great job!

Lani Posted: 4:30 pm on January 25th
fellowjunker writes: Great project Troy...love how this turned out!
xojanis Posted: 6:53 pm on January 23rd
oldnews writes: This is fabulous! I love it! Posted: 8:25 pm on January 22nd
artjunkie writes: Much improved look for this retro chair. Who woulda thought a cable knit could look so good? -- rhonda, art junkie Posted: 8:14 pm on January 22nd
TinTinJunkFan writes: I saw the sweater article...excellent interpretation...this looks wonderful! Posted: 6:11 pm on January 22nd
RustyDiva writes: Looks sooooooooo much better! Great job. Posted: 5:04 pm on January 22nd
alicemom writes: Troy, Good eye for both the chair and the sweater!
smiles, alice Posted: 3:07 pm on January 22nd
MakinItHappen writes: The color is great. The workmanship is fantastic. It's perfect. Posted: 2:37 pm on January 22nd
JunkArchitect writes: Troy, you picked the right size sweater. I can’t believe how well it fits the chair. Great job!

Jim Posted: 2:34 pm on January 22nd
grannijo writes: Very chic!...thanks for sharing with us!...sharon Posted: 2:03 pm on January 22nd
racers7 writes: I love it-too cute (and might I add "reusing")!! I have some metal tube furniture that could be redone too...now I know how (I love it when the steps are outlined). Melody Posted: 2:03 pm on January 22nd
JUNKFORFUN writes: YOU ARE SO TALENTED. THANKS FOR SHARING THAT IDEA. Posted: 1:35 pm on January 22nd
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