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1  Help. I need to recover after my first recovering project. DIE EVIL CHAIR in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by deleatur on: June 18, 2007 04:25:29 AM
This project was SO much more stressful than I imagined.

I was planning on re-covering this chair but realised the foam was dead and all gross inside, so I replaced all the foam with new stuff.

I just finished this, 9 hours straight of machine and hand sewing.

I had to sew all the bits custom to the foam and I didn't use a pattern, just LOTS of pins and trial and error (lots of error).

So many pins that I found many a blood spot on the fabric from pricking myself while sewing. At one stage I pinned my finger to the cushion!  Undecided

The cushions are rounded out with polyfill so it didn't look too square. The base cushion has a zipper. The back of the chair has press studs so it wraps around the arms seamlessly.

Although i'm happy with how it turned out, it'll be a while before I use the chair... I have to forgive it first.

This project was a pain in the a$$ as the bobbin on the sewing machine would jam every 2 FREAKING minutes. Plus I sewed a few bits incorrectly and spent a lot of time unpicking stitches.

But yeah it's done. GO ME. *collapses*

The pics aren't great but I couldn't be bothered re-taking any more.

BEFORE
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1097/564382467_7061da847e.jpg?v=0

AFTER
http://farm2.static.flickr.com/1435/564382503_63c6eac06d.jpg?v=0
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2  Re: Interesting Coat Hooks in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by deleatur on: June 03, 2007 07:35:48 PM
I'm also thinking about making a coat rack  Cheesy

I've worked out that pretty much anything that is strong and can be screwed onto a wall or a backing board can be used as a coat hook. A doll's arm, for example. Or a branch.

Here are a few ideas I had bookmarked, hope they help  Smiley

D-Bros 'resting place'
http://www.dedeceplus.com/plus/dedeceplus_product.cfm?ID=2982


Artificial 'giant nail' coat hooks
http://www.dedeceplus.com/plus/dedecePlus_product.cfm?ID=2253&go=go


Essey 'moo' coat hooks
http://www.dedeceplus.com/plus/dedecePlus_product.cfm?ID=1665&go=go


Thorsten van Elten 'antlers'
http://www.dedeceplus.com/plus/dedecePlus_product.cfm?ID=2731&go=go


SUCK UK 'Dart' coat hooks
http://www.suck.uk.com/product.php?rangeID=44
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3  Re: Hall table or shelf (using the Instructables 60 minute bookcase design) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by deleatur on: May 26, 2007 11:20:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback Grin

I've finally finished the project

Here is the shelf after 2 coats of Ikea BEHANDLA glazing paint.
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/193/515654260_9b936d16de.jpg?v=1180246714


And here it is with the castors attached (also from Ikea, much cheaper than buying them from the hardware shop) and stuff sitting on it
http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/515654276_82bdf773e6_b.jpg


Ha! I just noticed my boyfriend's leg and dunlop volley got in the picture too. awww.
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4  Hall table or shelf (using the Instructables 60 minute bookcase design) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by deleatur on: May 24, 2007 10:06:30 PM
I really needed a hall table for my house, but my hall is an odd shape and no standard furniture would fit in the space.

By accident I happened across the instructables website and found this:
http://www.instructables.com/id/EPUP3KQP6WEP286FKQ/?ALLSTEPS

I realised that I could modify it a bit and make a sweet little shelf/table using the design. So I did!

FRONT http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/505597652_732a4c9f00.jpg?v=0


BACK http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/505597654_cfa1a45f26.jpg?v=0


For reference, the shelf is 70cm wide, 90cm high and 30cm deep.

I used pine, a handsaw, nails and glue (and a boyfriend to hold the wood together while I nailed it). And it only took me 2 hours! (one hour was just sawing... BTW what a great workout that was, my glutes hurt for days afterward  Embarrassed )

Tonight I'm going to stain it black, varnish it with a satin finish and attach castors (so it clears the skirting boards and sits flush against my wall)

This was so easy, and would be excellent to modify to make a low coffee table, cube bedside tables or even a wall unit.

EDIT:

Finished product in my hall:

http://farm1.static.flickr.com/254/515654276_82bdf773e6_b.jpg
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