Manny Machado of Manny Machado Designs has a very clever and fun project for us.
What happens when you take this familiar chair
And make it the brand new ‘Leather Queen Chair’ using all of this?
Here’s how it happened. First we rip apart the old shitty chair.
Then we wrapped the front of the back rest with foam and batting.
Then the front fabric is stapled on
Piping is added
The seat portion is uphosltered
The seat frame that supports the seat portion has fabric and piping as well.
Buttons are added to the back rest for some extra detail. Plus it helps to break up the pattern a bit.
Now for the back part of the chair. A thin layer of foam is added to help hide the knotted strings holding in the buttons. The decorative detail being added to the back requires a little extra piece of wood to stop it from squishing into the foam once attached.
Then all that is covered by the back Fabric, which is this awesome satin-like vinyl from Joanne Fabrics
And here’s what makes them ‘Leather Queen’ Chairs. Took some leather, screws and a chrome ring and attached it to the extra wooden support in the back.
Can’t make ‘Leather Queen’ Chairs without nailheades……….DUH!!!
Lastly, this gorgeous chair needs to rest on something ya? Time to get out the grinder and clean up the old base. Not a fun job I gotta say. Also really filthy dirty so have to wear a mask as to not inhale all the rust.
Then we send the base out to be Powder-Coated. This is a process that electrifies the powder before it is sprayed onto the metal piece. Then it is baked in an oven. The result is WELL worth the task of grinding it down first. You can do ANY colour you want with Powder-coating.
Screw the base to the top and TA DA!!!
Before and After from the Front
Before and After from the Side
Before and After from the Back
Here they are in their final resting place.
***Notice the Roman Blinds and pillows as well.