Can These Robin Day Shell Chairs be Reupholstered?

Can These Robin Day Shell Chairs be Reupholstered?

Janel Laban
Apr 21, 2010

Q: I recently bought four of these Robin Day Armchairs (larger photo below) off Tradera (eBay in Sweden) for $8 a piece. The chrome bases were pretty rusty, but I fixed that with Autosol Chrome Polish. The problem is the fabric - the chairs have been used on a balcony, so the color on the fabric has faded because of the sunlight.

Also, it's full of stains. The stains I think I can get rid of, but the fabric is also loose in some places, I guess the glue has dried over the years. Do you think it's possible to remove the fabric and use the chair or has the glue destroyed the plastic in some way?

What are your suggestions?

Sent by Daniel

Editor: Please share your advice and ideas on how to re-do the chairs with Daniel in the comments below - thanks!

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