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Topic: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!  (Read 5604 times)
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jennilocker
« on: December 02, 2009 01:42:55 PM »

I was super excited about this craft project so I went to our local Goodwill and found this chair for $4.50 and then picked up the material at Wal-Mart for $2.00.  I already had the paint so the total cost of the chair was $6.50. 
As you can see the chair was in great shape structurally but needed some real cosmetic TLC.  It had already been recovered once before...that explains the mismatched top and bottom!

I loved that there was storage space under the seat!  Score!

Here is a close up of the material I used.

Basically I just removed the back and seat...painted the chair black...recovered and reattached...I then added polka dots...the biggest mistake being that I thought free handing the polka dots would be a great idea...3 hours later the polka dots were being cursed!  I had a great time and am SOOOO glad I joined Craftser... This site ROCKS! Smiley
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« Reply #1 on: December 02, 2009 02:10:05 PM »

what a difference, you did good! i love the fabric.
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« Reply #2 on: December 02, 2009 02:11:08 PM »

My grandparents used to have a couple chairs just like that one!  The original fabric was sort of scratchy, so they recovered them a couple different times.  Great job!
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« Reply #3 on: December 03, 2009 07:34:23 AM »

I love it!!! Smiley Great job. I love the paint job too
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« Reply #4 on: December 03, 2009 10:48:25 AM »

fabulous job, storage too BONUS!!!
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« Reply #5 on: December 04, 2009 08:25:40 AM »

I think I'd like it better without the polka dots but I love the after photos! The black and white fabric you chose is great.
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« Reply #6 on: December 04, 2009 08:33:07 AM »

I love it!!! It looks so good!! You did an awesome job!!
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« Reply #7 on: December 04, 2009 09:08:08 AM »

Thanks for all of the super nice comments guys!

Cassicate-  I thought about stopping before the polka dots but I really thought that it was cute but a little boring.... since this is gonna double as a Christmas gift for my uber cool sister I thought it needed more oomph...

But just for fun here it is before the polka dots were added!!



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« Reply #8 on: December 04, 2009 09:53:12 AM »

"This rocks" Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: December 05, 2009 07:03:57 AM »

cute redo! looks much better then the original!
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« Reply #10 on: December 07, 2009 08:42:10 PM »

Oh my goodness, we had a chair just like that when I was a kid!!  The brown scratchy fabric was on the seat part and it was oh so ugly even before or cat got to it!  Good job!
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« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2009 05:22:58 AM »

Awww thanks guys!  Your comments have helped brighten this girls dreary December day! 
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« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2009 05:58:25 AM »

Ohh, what I wouldn't give for a chair like that in my sewing room. Not that I have a "sewing room". But if I had one, I'd want a chair like that.
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