How to Repurpose Old French Fauteuil Chairs

This tutorial was written by Amanda Klipp of Vintage Revamped. She shows us how she ‘revamped’ two antique French Fauteuil chairs including painting and reupholstering them.

Materials Needed

-Sugar Soap & Sponge -Chalk Paint -Metallic Paint -Gloss Sealer -Brush -Staple Gun  -Knife -Pliers

Step 1: Preparing Chairs for Painting

Using the staple remover and pliers, lift and remove all studs and staples from the fabric covering your chairs.

Step 2: Painting the Chairs

Using an Annie Sloan Chalk Brush, I painted two coats of Annie Sloan Graphite.

Step 3: Upholstery – Inside of Backrest & Backrest Support

Using the removed inside backrest fabric as a template, pin it onto any fairly strong upholstery fabric.

Step 4: Upholstery – Cutting & Attaching Foam

To add the foam start by measuring the inside of the back rest frame.

Step 5: Upholstery – Back Rest Fabric

Cut 2x pieces of new fabric for the inside backrest, using the old inside backrest fabric as template.