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« on: July 05, 2009 08:27:14 AM »

We were either going to send this chair to the dump or I was going to ruin it taking it apart, so it was a win-win scenario.  The foam was dientigrating.  But it's a very groovy chair, what with the mystery and all.




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I had the upholstery samples (free) and spent about $60 in foam and batting from Hancock, who was having a foam sale the day I went shopping!

I took TONS of photos as I went and documented every part so I could figure out how to get it all back together.  Here are the results.  Please bear in mind I have never done any of this before, so my edges and piping are lumpy and bumpy and wonky, but I can accept it with the hodgey-podgyness of the chair.








The hardest part of this was removing a million staples and, surprisingly to me, the seat cushion.  I did that last, so maybe I was just burning out on the project.  It took about 10 days of fairly consistent work.  We also got a new tool out of this project, the pneumatic staple gun, which was absolutely necessary to penetrate the strange plastic frame.

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2009 09:18:31 AM »

this is awesome!

good job being patient and playing with power tools!

the patchwork totally makes it unique.
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« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2009 09:23:42 AM »

Nice work!! I love the patchwork look you gave it. So cool!!! Cute kitties, too!! Smiley Isn't it funny how they must be involved in all things crafty? Sweeties.
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« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2009 09:32:41 AM »

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh my goooooooooooooooooosh. I absolutely love this! Great job.
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« Reply #4 on: July 05, 2009 10:38:44 AM »

AWESOME!!!
This would be my instant favorite chair!  I can imagine curling up with a good book in it!
Great Job!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2009 11:32:29 AM »

I have just one of my office chairs disassembled and don't have the energy to finish, but I guess I must because this chair is FANTASTIC. I love patchwork. So I have to hit this rocks.
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« Reply #6 on: July 05, 2009 09:11:48 PM »

Nice makeover on the mystery chair.  I'm still trying to figure out what the mystery is.  Anyway, it looks great.
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« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2009 09:36:19 PM »

The chair has this tag under the cushion:



It looks like a regular armchair, then the head rest pops out when the back is pushed back.

Thanks for all the kind feedback!
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« Reply #8 on: July 06, 2009 05:45:20 AM »

Yes, that made it even more complicated. LOL
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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2009 09:33:28 AM »

Ohhhhh, how cool- I get the mystery now!  Very creative. I love the patchwork- it gives the chair a cushy personality Grin  And- great job on saving it from the dump Smiley
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