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« on: June 05, 2008 07:57:46 AM »

This is my first post of something I've made.  I'm a serial Craftster lurker!  I was working on this chair anyways, and I decided this was as good a place as any for my first project post.  Smiley

The back story:  I found this chair at my MIL's house, buried under a pile of clothes, blankets, and pillows, and in desperate need of a make-over.  Turns out, the chair had been a favorite of my husband's and his brother's when they were kids.  It was one of the few pieces of furniture that survived their house fire about 10 yrs ago.  Probably due to the waterproof plastic leather cushions!  She said I could take it if I wanted it.  Since my DH loved it, I decided to refinish it rather than paint it.  He's a die-hard woodgrain lover.  But, wow.  Was that ever a lot more work!   

Here's the only before pic.  You can sort of see where my MIL had started sanding away the finish on the armrests.  It's covered with nicks and scratches on the frame, but amazingly, no water damage or anything.  And there's the plastic leather. 


Naked chair!  After refinishing but before the seat springs are back in:


Here's the new chair (DH thinks the fabric looks like a 70's bead curtain, but it's "Midwestern Modern" for a midwestern chair!):


It's actually an indoors chair but I did all the work out in the garage, hence the outdoors pics. 

Let me know what you think...  I think it's crying out for a pillow and an ottoman - sounds like good 'next projects'! 

Thanks for looking! 
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« Reply #1 on: June 05, 2008 08:03:50 AM »

Wow! That's really great!  I Love it!!!
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« Reply #2 on: June 05, 2008 08:04:46 AM »

I love it! You did a great job, plus it's sentimental for your dh!  Ottoman sounds like fun!
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« Reply #3 on: June 05, 2008 08:14:59 AM »

it looks like a great chair for a porch
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« Reply #4 on: June 05, 2008 08:48:04 AM »

Great job!  The chair is "Danish Modern" from the early/mid 60's.  The style is regaining popularity and that chair might be worth some coin.
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2008 09:24:29 AM »

That looks awesome! I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: June 05, 2008 10:46:49 AM »

Im really digging that fabric! It looks so much better than that black... pleather.
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« Reply #7 on: June 05, 2008 10:47:33 AM »

Gorgeous!  What a fabulous revival of a very classic chair!
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« Reply #8 on: June 05, 2008 12:02:50 PM »

Great re-do!  It looks like its really comfy too.  Nice deep seating Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: June 05, 2008 12:54:00 PM »

Ooh! It looks so great!
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