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Topic: Rescued & Recovered Glittery Desk Chair  (Read 905 times)
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eli_makes
« on: July 04, 2011 11:33:33 PM »

My friends found this chair on the side of the road and I volunteered to fix it up. We didn't want to spend any money on it, so I used metal flake vinyl from my stash. It was purchased as remnants, I didn't have enough to do it in one or even two colors, so I went ahead and did it in three!



And a closeup of the seat:


I do not enjoy sewing curves with glitter vinyl. It would have been way more of a headache if I didn't have my Teflon foot. I'm not thrilled with my work, I've done way better with non-vinyl, but it was a good learning experience.
Thanks for looking!
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klboo33
« Reply #1 on: July 05, 2011 01:38:23 AM »

I don't know why you aren't thrilled with your work, great job
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Goomba
« Reply #2 on: July 05, 2011 09:02:52 AM »

I love it and I'm not even that big on glitter.
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eli_makes
« Reply #3 on: July 05, 2011 11:14:27 AM »

Thank you!

I guess I'm not thrilled because I followed my standard re-upholstery technique but I didn't get my standard results. I usually work in stripes, just because it's so easy to line everything up nicely. Perfectionism is paralyzing, and I'm trying to make things and give them away (as opposed to hiding them) even though they're not perfect.

I think I'll get a chance to give it back to my friends today, we'll see what they say!

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