ideas for redying leather chair?

andreagbJuly 24, 2006

Apologies for the repost: thought I might find a different group here than on the Home Decor forum.

A friend is selling an old ('70s? early '80s?) Ethan Allen club chair. Some overly poofy pillow-type things on the back but those are easily replaced. What I'm worried about is the leather itself, which EA called "cordovan," but which I'd describe as a rusty orange. If the chair were khaki or espresso, we'd consider it. It's in good shape. Great price. But orange?

So am I kidding myself here in wondering whether I could do something to this myself? or would you advise either reupholstering it or not buying it?

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You might try the leather oil in the link below. I bought some and used it twice on 2 diferent pair of leather boots which were tan, but ended up a dark rich brown after I'd oiled them. It also covers up any scuffs, scratches or dry areas. Appears to be a permanent color change.

Don't know what color the chair would end up as, but probably a rust brown???

Here is a link that might be useful: Leather Oil

    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 5:58PM
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Angreagb: Type "leather dying" in your web browser line and hit enter, it gives you several sites on leather dying. One that came up was: "" - has several ways to dye it.


    Bookmark   July 24, 2006 at 10:34PM
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