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« on: June 03, 2008 06:08:26 PM »

Growing up my Grandma had this chair that I always sat in and loved. Now that she's gone I wanted to be able to keep that memory alive HOWEVER....... The chair was SOOOOOOOOOOO ugly! So what's a crafty girl to do? Yep, Grab a pair of pliers, a staple gun and some super awesome leather-ish material and get to work!

I got the whole chair torn apart over a week in April. I saved all the peices so that I would have some sort of a pattern to follow later.








Sadly this is where my involvement with the chair ended.  Cry I had mega back surgery and my husband took over. I guess this was the best way to keep him entertained while taking care of me.  Cheesy

So he covered it with the material, stapled the heck out of it and hammered in a ton of awesome copper nails.








Now not only do I have an awesome "new" piece of furniture but I also feel as if she's still with me every morning while I enjoy my coffee.
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« Reply #1 on: June 03, 2008 06:25:26 PM »

Well he did  a nice job--but I am sure you supervised!!! 
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« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2008 06:43:54 PM »

You guys did a great job!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2008 06:47:14 PM »

Great job!  I love that you were able to save a little peice of your grandma Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2008 07:32:45 PM »

Good job Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: June 03, 2008 07:45:04 PM »

Thanks everyone!

My husband did have a bit of supervision but not too much. I wasn't able to get out of bed for more than a few minutes a day so I did a lot of looking at pictures of it that he would bring into me or sneaking a peek really quick every couple of days.

I really love how it turned out. It's super comfy!

Oh and did I mention that not only is this our first furniture re-con but also my first challenge entry!  Grin
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« Reply #6 on: June 03, 2008 08:54:16 PM »

Wow that is gorgeous!
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« Reply #7 on: June 03, 2008 09:30:25 PM »

I would have to say that your hubby did a bang up job! It's beautiful.
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« Reply #8 on: June 04, 2008 12:05:56 AM »

That's really great of hime to take over like that for you! It turned out great!
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doglvr123
« Reply #9 on: June 04, 2008 04:34:58 PM »

I think its so sweet that you remade your grandmothers chair into something new, and it looks awesome!
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