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DYI- Chair

September 25, 2008 10:07 by ehouston

I am getting geared up to head out to the flea market this weekend and while letting my imagination go crazy thinking about all the great stuff I hope to find I remembered my end of the summer trip from last year.  I had been searching for what seemed like forever to find just the right dinette set for our eat in kitchen and simply could not find the right thing.  I finally settled on something in late spring of this year and as that project is completed I will add a new post.  Last fall I headed to the market hoping to find a cool, inexpensive set of chairs.  What I ended up coming home with is what I consider a really cool shaped chair, but in a color that just did not work for my space.  Sadly, there was only one of these chairs to be had, I decided to reupholster it and use it in my bedroom to create a cozy spot.  With all the other projects that were already on my plate I put this one off until the beginning of the year, and worked on it through the dark and cold winter months.  After just a few evenings I had the thing stripped down, repainted, springs retied and a new cover sewn and fastened in place.  I changed up the design a little and did not use any gimping.  Instead I just tucked the edges of the fabric under while holding a nail in place and hammered through the fabric.  Probably not the best way to do this, but it worked.  The fabric was a great find at Joanne's ETC in the fabric to order section.  I had never really looked through this section in depth before because it always seemed to be full of pretty boring choices to me.  Now they have all kinds of cool patterns, some, like the one I chose, that have a vintage look.  I love the nubby gray on gray fabric and the swirly, almost floral design.  I think it almost looks like an old piece that was well preserved and it seems to fit in nicely with my other retro furnishings.

Wish me luck this weekend!

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September 26. 2008 17:06

Linda Crispell

That chair looks like a million bucks! I have three sad little chairs waiting to be beautified.
Linda

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