Oops I did it again...upholstered an old chair with reclaimed wood that is.
This old chair came from a neighbor several years ago. I can't even remember what the original upholstery looked like, but I reupholstered it POORLY with cheap fabric that pilled and let it sit in my bedroom for too many years.
When we moved, it didn't make the bedroom cut, so I decided it was time to part with it, but not before it was upcycled.
I removed the old upholstery, including the horsehair padding.
The frame had been stained dark where the wood showed. The wood that was under the upholstery would have been considered inferior, but I loved the look.
I stained all of the wood dark and then added reclaimed wood pieces.
I wasn't sure if I wanted to curve the salvaged wood on the back, but in the end decided to keep it straight.
I used pallet wood and barn wood--only small scraps are needed. I attach the wood "upholstery" with a nail gun and small brad nails.
I also made an easy little foot stool to sit in front of the chair. Such an easy way to give a fresh look to an old chair.