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« on: June 04, 2008 08:59:29 PM »

So I found this circa 1960/70's poo brown folding chair for 2.50 which is kinda awesome.

but it had no padding, the material was stained and it smelled like only really old musty stuff smells like (not like old book smell, I love that smell)...
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even the metal folding part was poo brown...


So I decided since my colors for my new home will be blue, orange and chartreuse I figured the chair would be a perfect place to start! Went and dug up some fabric with blue/chartreuse on it then picked up some blue stain for six bucks and started stripping. Unfortunately I don't have any working on photos. If I did I would have had to shown you the BUGS eating the cotton batting that it used to have for padding (if you can call it that). Luckily they either decided mason board wasnt edible or they'd leave it for desert because it was all nice and untouched from buggy damage. After putting in some foam and poly batting (decidedly less bug eating friendly... URGH) it turned out like this:


metal is no longer poo but metal!

Freya seems to enjoy the newish chair smell too.
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« Reply #1 on: June 04, 2008 09:02:39 PM »

Oooh! I really like that material! Good call on the colors!
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« Reply #2 on: June 04, 2008 09:39:17 PM »

I was skeptical when I read chartreuse, orange and blue, but that looks really nice! Way to prove me wrong for being judgey. I like the solid blue chair with the patterned fabric... it's fun and bold without being loud. And your new upholstery job looks better done than the original.
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« Reply #3 on: June 04, 2008 09:48:49 PM »

what a pretty chair!!!
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« Reply #4 on: June 04, 2008 10:33:29 PM »

Very cute. And my sis has a kitty named Freya, too!  Grin
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« Reply #5 on: June 04, 2008 11:30:23 PM »

Very nice.  Love the colors!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 12:33:11 AM »

Wow that is quite a transformation!  LOVE the new colors and the chair fabric is divine!  Nice job!
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 03:37:30 AM »

 I love it!
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008 05:49:33 AM »

I like it!  And my cat is named Freya as well...!   Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2008 06:38:22 AM »

It's lovely!
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« Reply #10 on: June 05, 2008 06:51:12 AM »

I love it !  Cheesy
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« Reply #11 on: June 05, 2008 08:09:54 AM »

That's really nice........and I love the old book smell too!!!!
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« Reply #12 on: June 05, 2008 09:02:45 AM »

Amazing transformation! Cheesy It looks very professional Grin I love that shade of blue! Great job!
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« Reply #13 on: June 05, 2008 10:37:04 AM »

Thanks and wow! Two more cats named Freya?! They always seem to trip over that name so Im happy others have named their kitties after a love goddess. yayness for book smell and kitties.
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« Reply #14 on: June 05, 2008 01:28:20 PM »

Wow that chair is great! You made it 100 times better lol. Good job
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« Reply #15 on: June 05, 2008 04:17:53 PM »

I really love that fabric
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« Reply #16 on: June 05, 2008 06:29:02 PM »

It's look like new one!
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« Reply #17 on: June 06, 2008 09:47:20 AM »

I love your chair!  Blue, orange and green is my "target" color scheme, too, so I really loved seeing what you've done to make that happen in your home. Cheesy  Very creative and beautiful!

Also, my kitty isn't named Freya, but she looks just like her!

(Another kitty, not the one in my avatar, lol.)
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« Reply #18 on: June 06, 2008 02:17:55 PM »

very cool! I likey alot!  Cheesy
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« Reply #19 on: June 06, 2008 04:55:34 PM »

I absolutely adore this chair.  Great job!
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« Reply #20 on: June 06, 2008 07:08:16 PM »

i love the fabric and it looks much more comfortable.  Looks Great
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« Reply #21 on: June 07, 2008 04:04:29 AM »

i love that fabric, the colour too.
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« Reply #22 on: June 07, 2008 03:12:45 PM »

VERY well done! Very upscale designer-ish  Cheesy
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« Reply #23 on: June 08, 2008 06:42:14 PM »

oooo! i really like the retro color scheme. also, our kitties are sisters.
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« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2008 08:46:56 AM »

It still has a vintage-y feel, very nice work, i love the blue.
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« Reply #25 on: June 19, 2008 08:59:03 AM »

Fabulous!!
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« Reply #26 on: June 20, 2008 11:46:47 PM »

oh i love this, you did a great job picking your colors/fabric. and i love those folding chairs..they're pretty cool.
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