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« on: February 13, 2010 11:31:59 AM »

a bit of a crazy looking chair, the seat and back of which I wove using a whole whack of scrap fabric sewed together. it was good to use up old fabric otherwise destined for the garbage, but it turned out much more 70s-lawn-chair looking than i had hoped. the chair frame itself was once covered in wicker. bits of it were snapping off and my co-worker wanted to get rid of it.

it's ugly, but comfortable. doesn't really help my (weak) attempts to have a more aesthetically cohesive, grown-up apartment, but it was an experiment. what can you do?!

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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2010 12:05:37 PM »

Hey! That's pretty cool!
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2010 12:26:03 PM »

It's so charming, though!  It's got a comforting nostalgic feel that's cozy and welcoming. Reiminds me of those potholders us kids would weave on a plastic loom in the 70s, so I just picture it in a cozy kitchen corner for reading and drinking tea.

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You can send it me, is what you can do! LOL

I love it, and the colours are awesome Cheesy That's just the sort of kitschy thing I'd come home from a yard sale with, only to have my boyfriend exclaim: "What the @*#& is THAT?!?! Why, WHY!?!?!?!"

Thanks for the wicked idea!

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2010 12:30:41 PM »

ooooOOOOooo wow that turned out so well! I think this would make a perfect reading chair.

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« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2010 06:35:59 PM »

I think I love this chair.  It has an old timey feel to it.  And it looks totally comfortable.  Great idea.


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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2010 07:05:46 AM »

It has a personality - a few of my friends have connected with its flea-market-pot-holder-esque vibe. thanks for the comments!
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