It seems I can add light upholstery to my trade resume…back when Highlands Restaurant first opened the owners asked me to recover some vintage chairs whose seat pads had seen better days and cursed tacks were common place instead of staples. Much dust and surprising combinations of horse hair and hay were under some covers while others were light weight wadding. So interesting to see how different techniques were when these chairs were made. Thankfully this time we were working with new chairs that just needed seat pads to make your dining more comfortable.
Brian had already jigsawed the bases from mdf and bought a few yards of wadding which we decided needed two layers to be cushy enough. I loosely stapled in place to make sure the pattern was square and then stretched tight and stapled the whole way around. Easy Peasy!
You’ll probably see there is space between the pads and the chairs, they were yet to be screwed into place but I was too excited to wait for that…so, go exhaust their extensive scotch list and sit your butt on my chair pads – Highlands Restaurant in the West Village.