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Dot Parker
« on: December 05, 2007 10:19:20 PM »

I found these two chairs on the side of the road and rescued them!  The vinyl was in my stash, but the staples cost about $2.50.  The one on the left is the redo, the one on the right hasn't be done yet (its the "before").

Detail (fuzzy, oops!) of the back...

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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2007 10:21:25 PM »

I NEED THESE CHAIRS. I wish I could find some on the road like that! Seriously though, they're great! Cool details Wink

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« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2007 07:06:15 AM »

Great job redoing those chairs, they will last forever!
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« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2007 02:19:23 PM »

I am confused. I really like the pleated/gathered green sash on the orange chair but what did you do to the one on the right? I think I see duct tape on the seat? Do you have original photos?

Good job on the orange and green. Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: December 06, 2007 04:48:42 PM »

I agree, the gathering is really pretty, but i think you should fix the seat
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« Reply #5 on: December 06, 2007 06:56:46 PM »

Sorry for the unclear communication!

The one on the right is the before, the one on the left is the after.  I only redid one of them but I forgot to take a before shot so I just put them both in one photo.

When I found the chairs they were covered in duct tape and very faded.  What looks like orange was actually deep cherry red on the back!  The seats had slits in them and the stuffing was coming out.  I replaced the stuffing and recovered the one chair.

The green is a really pretty pearly finish to it, and the flowery orange vinyl has gold tones.
« Reply #6 on: December 06, 2007 09:31:40 PM »

wow great job!!  i tred to recover a similar chair and failed miserably!  I love the pleating!!

« Reply #7 on: December 07, 2007 09:22:48 AM »

well then, thanks for the clarification and bravo!
« Reply #8 on: December 08, 2007 04:27:01 PM »

 Great job !

I have two chairs like these but one has arms, I have always wanted to recover them, I had six but I gave  4 away when someone gave me my current dining room set.

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2007 09:51:09 AM »

I love your after.

I wish I could find something like that on the side of the road.  Shocked

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