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« on: August 13, 2008 05:27:44 PM »

This is my first time posting on this sub-boardy, loving all the ideas here!  Thought I'd share my patio chairs I re-upholstered.  Even though they didn't turn out perfect, I'm really happy with them and thought it might inspire others to see something old with new eyes.  And I never would have been able to afford actual wrought iron on my budget...

Here is the picture from the craigslist listing.  I got them for $20 total.



Here is the during picture in my garage with one of the backs missing.  The weird lines are from the picture re-sizing, not the chair fabric itself.



It was a tougher project then I imagined.  I wish I only had to do the seat, not the back too.  The back required actually sewing.  The seat only staples.  I decided to rip out all the old staples to salvage the wood and springly wire stuff.  It took forever.  And I about tore up my thumb once when removing a staple with a screwdriver.  Drove the screwdriver into my thumb nail.  It's months later and almost healed.  Lesson: Be Careful!

Also, the craft foam is so much more expensive than you'd think.  I reused what was still good and only bought what I had to.  Still expensive.  And there wasn't an outdoor fabric at JoAnns I was in love with, so I got the cheapest they had.  But I kinda ended up liking it more than I thought.  I think the red goes well with the black wrought iron.

But what you want, the after pics!  Outside on my "patio."  Now I only need a table.  lol





Thanks for looking!
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funkensteins
« Reply #1 on: August 13, 2008 06:15:04 PM »

They are great!
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woo_me
« Reply #2 on: August 13, 2008 06:23:54 PM »

omg those are GREAT! i was just thinking to myself i need to reupholster our (my roommates) dining chairs!! this gives me the courage to GO FOR IT!
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« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2008 12:00:48 AM »

Great price for those chairs.  You really had your work cut out for yourself here.  They came out lovely!!!  I redid my computer chair so I know what you mean about those staples...they use millions of them.  I used a very small screwdriver and pliers and it helped alot. 
I hope you find a table for your set.
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jandjsmom
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2008 09:30:49 AM »

Great job, I've been on the look out for some chairs to re-purpose for my new place. Patio sets are sooooo expensive. 
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« Reply #5 on: August 17, 2008 07:15:02 AM »

these are way cuter! great job! I am so interested into getting into upholstery.. do you know of any good links that are informative!
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