This green chair is from my great aunt Isabel’s home. It is a favorite of mine. But it had a problem.
Pounce loves to sleep in the chair. On the bottom side the tear was full cat hair. Yuck. I only used it when company came and we didn’t have enough seats.
I finally got around to searching online for a replacement pressed paper seat. And found one. And brads to attach it. And eventually I used brown shoe polish to color it and spreadable silicon shoe protectant over the polish. It was a very yucky off color skin tone originally.
Then after sitting a few more weeks today I asked Jay to help me. He took off the old seat. I made a paper pattern and transferred it to the back of the new seat. I washed the chair up but declined the offer of new paint. I like that old patina of use and age, bare spots, paint drips, and all.
After finagling with a jig saw he discovered he could use scissors to cut the pressed paper and did so. Then I sandpapered the edge, shoe-polished and protected the front and back again.
Then with Jay as consultant, I used his rubber mallet to pound in the brads and connect the seat to the chair.
Jay estimates I won’t even pile stuff on it for ten days.