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Topic: NINTENDO chair-UPDATE - DONE!  (Read 94839 times)
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boingo82
« on: May 06, 2005 08:16:40 PM »

OK - it's not quite completed but darned close.
I got 2 of these chairs from my  work for free - I'll post later the original fabric, but trust me that the red, magenta, and purple weave was hideous.
I took apart 1, and it's been sitting in pieces all over my house for a year. Roll Eyes  I keep saying I'll reupholster it, but I didn't have any inspiration AND hadn't bought any foam.
Well I finally blew $40 on 3" super-dense foam for both chairs, and pieced together a seat out of vinyl remnants from Joanns. I am surprised my Kenmore puts up with me, that vinyl is TOUGH. I have gone through several jeans needles already, but haven't broken thread. (I LOVE you Gutermann!!)

Here is where I'm at. All I need is my parents to bring the upholstery stapler to my house so I can attach the flaps of white. It is very comfy.  I'm going to do the other chair too, not *matching* but *coordinating*. (Because I don't want the pressure of trying to make two identical items.)  Wink  I'm also going to make some throw pillows with the spare foam, maybe with koopa troopas on them or something? Some sort of nintendo something, that I know.

Chair.


Stitching detail:
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/15127detail.jpg


And, credit where credit's due...I was inspired by this awesome post:



p.s. do not look at my linoleum if you value your eyesight.



UPDATE: I finished it today. Used the VERY SCARY hydraulic stapler to attach everything. It is delightfully comfy.  If ever you decide to do something like this yourself - splurge and spend the extra $4 a yard on the high-density foam. SOOO worth it.

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/15127DSCF5138.jpg

http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/15127DSCF5139.jpg

And another pic for those of you who wanted to see the bottom.
http://www.craftster.org/pictures/data/500/15127DSCF5140.jpg
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damaged_paperdoll
« Reply #1 on: May 06, 2005 08:18:06 PM »

Grin  YOU ROCK!!!  That is awesome!  Tut coming?
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« Reply #2 on: May 06, 2005 08:21:48 PM »

that chair is so freaking cool!  great job!
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« Reply #3 on: May 06, 2005 08:27:58 PM »

I think I'm in love.......
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« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2005 08:30:00 PM »

Grin  YOU ROCK!!!  That is awesome!  Tut coming?

Thanks. Smiley I suppose I could do a tut when I do chair #2. Not sure how useful it will be, unless you happen to have one of these lying around. Undecided
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« Reply #5 on: May 06, 2005 09:55:21 PM »

hot damn that's awesome
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« Reply #6 on: May 06, 2005 10:38:33 PM »

<----- is jealous of your awesome nintendo chair, would like one for self, but is to lazy to ever do 1/3 of the work involved in making
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« Reply #7 on: May 07, 2005 05:43:11 AM »

That's AMAZING! Can you show a picture of the whole chair? I can't imagine what the legs etc look like...
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« Reply #8 on: May 07, 2005 05:55:26 AM »

That absolutely rocks!!!! You're awesome. I'm Jealous.....very jealous....

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« Reply #9 on: May 07, 2005 06:18:48 AM »

Oh my gosh, that's amazing. I love you.
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