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« on: September 10, 2007 07:21:14 AM »

Hi all.  I've been lurking around craftster for a while now but this is my first post.  It's actually a project I did a little while ago but I consider it public worthy.  Smiley

While living in nyc I've become a huge fan of the dumpster dive - almost everything in my living room is free in some capacity!  This chair was being thrown away by a neighbor and I though the shape was quite classic and timeless, even if the reddish tone and the pale snake-skin imprinted fabric wasn't my (or anybody's) particular taste.

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The original + cat


Starting the sanding.. by hand... for an eternity...


All sanded


After stain + shine


Close up of stain


Finally with new fabric around the seat!

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« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2007 07:43:34 AM »

super fabric! you did a great job turning that chair around and making it look good!
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« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2007 08:00:49 AM »

That turned out really well!  I admire your willingness to hand sand that whole thing.  All those curves and crevices!  Oy.  You prove that it can be worth it.
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« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2007 08:02:36 AM »

It looks great!  I love the new fabric.
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« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2007 08:48:22 AM »

Your vision carried the chair from 'eek' to 'classique.'
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« Reply #5 on: September 10, 2007 09:46:49 AM »

See now, here is the question... where is the original cat?
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« Reply #6 on: November 13, 2007 10:56:14 AM »

Why did someone throw this away? Great refinish job. It's gorgeous.
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