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Michele105
« on: June 02, 2008 01:38:47 PM »

Hi I'm a newbie here but thought I'd try entering the contest.  This is a chair I just finished a couple of weeks ago.  This was an old platform rocker that I picked up on Craigslist.
Here is the before:

I reinforced all the joints, took off the ugly 70's side panels and the ugly decorative moldings on the bottom front.  I made a seat out of wood and used 2 inch wood blocks screwed to the inside bottom of the chair to attach the new seat to.  I added the wood carved details and filled all the holes with wood filler.  Then primed and painted the whole thing white.  The cushions were made with a clearance curtain found at WM for $9.  I tore out all the seams and sewed the cushions.  Then I stuffed them with bedpillows for extra cushiness.  This chair currently sits on my covered porch and is the perfect place to sit back with a cold drink and a good book on a warm day Smiley  I hope you like Smiley



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« Reply #1 on: June 02, 2008 01:44:16 PM »

That chair is soo awesome!! I mean, wow! And I just love that fabric!  Shocked
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« Reply #2 on: June 02, 2008 01:50:40 PM »

Fantastic - it looks so cool and comfortable and chic -- great recon from such a bulky ugly 70s frame! LOVE the table next to it as well - they go great together!
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« Reply #3 on: June 02, 2008 01:54:53 PM »

Beautiful chair!  The carved pieces are a particularly nice addition.  Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: June 02, 2008 02:05:38 PM »

Ooooooooo I love it!
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« Reply #5 on: June 02, 2008 02:11:25 PM »

Looks great - I just saw one of those couches at Salvation Army...

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« Reply #6 on: June 02, 2008 02:34:02 PM »

What a beautiful recon! It's amazing what a little time, paint, and creativity will do. Wonderful job--this definitely ROCKS!
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« Reply #7 on: June 02, 2008 05:38:33 PM »

WOW! That is amazing.
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« Reply #8 on: June 02, 2008 05:50:02 PM »

Wow what a fab recon!
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« Reply #9 on: June 02, 2008 06:03:40 PM »

It's incredible--I love the little decorative touches you've added.
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