HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #1:

FIND VICTORIAN CHAIR IN BARN.

(Fascinating amalgamation of design- while the carved back has art nouveau curves, the arms are a throwback to Regency style, which was copying Roman antiquities. The seat looks more early Tudor influence, leather backed by wood with ornamental brad trim)

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #2:

CLEAN & REMOVE BROKEN SEAT & BAS RELIEF CARVING.

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #3:

WHITTLE WEDGE OF PINE TO REPAIR CORNER OF SEAT SUPPORT. GLUE & MOLD WOOD FILLER TO SMOOTH CURVE.

(This looks like nothing, but it took way more hours than I thought it would…)

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #4:

RECYCLE OLD LEATHER COAT TO MAKE CHAIR SEAT.

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEPS #5 – 10:

HEAT BOND LEATHER TO UPHOLSTERY VINYL TO REINFORCE STRUCTURE. MEASURE HOLES. LEATHER PUNCH HOLES. DRILL HOLES IN CHAIR. ATTACH SEAT WITH DECORATIVE TACKS.

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEPS #11 – 12:

FIND OLD WOOD PANEL IN BARN. CHANGE SAW BLADE, CUT OVAL & SAND.

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #13:

BURN TUDOR ROSE INTO OVAL PANEL.

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HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #14:

CARVE TUDOR ROSE INTO OVAL PANEL.

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HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #15:

PAINT TUDOR ROSE & GLUE TO CHAIR.

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #16 – 19:

HAND DYE SILK VELVET, PIN & SEW & PRESS TO MAKE CUSHION.

This was the fastest part of the whole project!

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #20 – 21:

ADD OAK STUDS & WAX TO FINISH!

HOW TO MAKE A CHAIR FOR QUEEN ELIZABETH I, STEP #22 – 23:

USE THEM ON STAGE FOR OUR PRODUCTIONS OF THE CHRONICLE OF NINE: THE TRAGEDY OF QUEEN JANE AND ELISABETTA, REGINA D’INGHILTERRA.

The Chronicle of Nine, From left to right: William Hite, Rebecca Krouner, the chair, Megan Pachecano
Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra. Serena Farnocchia
Elisabetta, Regina d’Inghilterra. Left to right; Eric Fennell, Spencer Hamlin