This is the story of a sad little chair, an ugly old chair, and how I got the prettiest crafting chair in town (and softest too!).
Once upon a time, I had a sad little chair at my craft desk. It was barely padded, had a back support that my girls loved to flip backwards (resulting in many spinal bruisings), and bore a striking resemblance to E.T.
So I had great aspirations to join the "hot seat" challenge. Unfortunately, time was not on my side. I decided I needed to find a "new" chair to revamp. Sad little chair (SLC) was short on potential and had served my crafting posterior for nearly ten years (and was my hubby's computer chair before that). SLC deserved to retire. So off to Goodwill, where I discovered ugly old chair (UOC).
UOC was covered in hideous gray vinyl (complete with rips and sticky residue of mysterious origins). The padding was old and the faux tack strip was awful. UOC also needed some legwork done. I happily applied my new sander and a metric ton of padding and batting. I was originally going to use some fabric I already had in my stash and add some stenciling, but then one of my very favorite types of fabric went on sale for 50% off. I was powerless to resist its lure.
The result is the prettiest crafting chair in town (PCCIT). I stained the wood a darker color and added some black braided trim. I love this chair so much I would marry it if I could (and I totally mean that in a way that should not make my husband feel bad).
The seat is 3" foam, so the gap between the top of the seat and the bottom of the back support is virtually non-existent. So it looks very different from the chair I began with (thank goodness!). PCCIT is elegant, supportive, and comforting; much like a best friend for my crafting booty.