By Cecilia Ardouin. Barrel Chair. Published at Tuesday, March 13th, 2018 - 11:20:16 AM.
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.
Many designs with a little but noticeable difference in the standard these chairs are available both on the internet and in the furniture stores. With the passage of time, these chairs have also undergone many changes. Primarily made of wood, these chairs are nowadays fabricated in many other materials too like plastic or some alloys. Now, they are lighter and easier to carry than the olden times. The perforated back design to the back which was implemented quite late in the chair has become very common recently. The adjustable barrel chairs with a score of different kinds of fabric cushioned designs can be seen at many homes giving that contemporary look to the room.
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. All are the enchantments of the golden times; the times when the things didn't move so fast, and life was less complicated. With the passing time, this furniture has seen generations using it and maybe, sometimes shifted from one place to another. To make them fit in well with your modern day furniture can be a little tricky, but is an achievable task. The barrel chair slipcover is always one of the recommended options for restoring the antique furniture.
The secret to purchasing any slipcover - especially online - is the measuring. If you are looking for a ready made slip cover, make sure you understand the measurements and get the right one for your chair. Problem is, so many didn't come in standard sizes, so you may have to adapt a ready made barrel chair cover to fit your beloved chair. If you're handy with a machine, then taking in a ready made barrel chair slip cover is not too difficult - but again the secret is in the measuring. Always measure twice and cut once.
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