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« Reply #40 on: April 20, 2013 07:49:51 PM »

Oh my gosh what neat ideas!

As far as ModPodge goes, I think there may be one just for this sort of project. The biggest difference between watered down glue and MP is that the MP has some sort of shellac in it. Maybe this PDF will help? http://www.plaidonline.com/eduPDF/MP_Formula_Guide.pdf

Or maybe this link?  Cheesy  http://www.plaidonline.com/decoupaged-chair/2100/project.htm
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« Reply #41 on: April 20, 2013 08:53:29 PM »

What a nice piece of furniture, rackycoo!   It looks very useful as well. 

I love that chair..I have a few ugly tables that could use that technique!
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« Reply #42 on: April 21, 2013 11:57:35 AM »

Here's another link to upholstering a chair.  Just came in this morning.

http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-upholster-a-chair-seat/
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« Reply #43 on: April 21, 2013 12:37:20 PM »

Thanks everyone, I will have to use the tips from you guys and jump into redoing my chair!
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« Reply #44 on: April 21, 2013 01:10:04 PM »

Okay... here is my hubby's great grandma's chair that I have been wanting to redo for about 10 years.


I believe it's iron or something. It's really heavy.


I have been nervous to start on it. I know I can't restore it to it's original state. So I was hoping to make simple improvements to make it beautiful again.

Any suggestions?
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« Reply #45 on: April 21, 2013 01:17:01 PM »

I like the decoupaging furniture idea!

Deathbeforedishes, that is a beautiful chair! I don't have any ideas, but I'm looking forward to seeing pics when you decide.

Still need to take picks of the terrible office chair. Big, on rollers, black-replacing it isn't an option. I need a sturdy one for mrbookstorebabe. It was an expensive one that his brother gave him, ages ago. Thing is, the seat is torn. It's leather look vinyl, and now you can see the stuffing in places. I want to cover the whole chair-seat, back, arm rests, but I want to mend the torn places first, and not by duct taping them. Any thoughts?
Still haven't decided how to cover it. I've seen ones done with cut up blue jeans that look cool, but I'm not sure what I want yet.
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« Reply #46 on: April 21, 2013 03:21:30 PM »

Bookstorebabe,
If you're going to put a cover on it, you could just make some patches from scrap leather and glue them into place with contact cement.

If you want it to look really good, you could try to match the vinyl/leather places with patches and sew them on.

Or you could remove what is there and recover, based on how it was covered to begin with.

The question is, how much time/money do you want to spend on it?

Deathbeforedishes,
If that were my chair, I think I would want to carefully remove what is torn and use it for a pattern for a new chair cover.  You could remove everything and paint the iron part of the chair.  It could be sprayed with some rustoleum.  I think I would try to keep the padding as is.  If it isn't padding enough, you could add batting to it.

Just my two cents' worth.
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« Reply #47 on: April 21, 2013 03:46:12 PM »

pinokeeo, my husband has a Mirka Ceros random orbital sander. Do you think that would be the best thing to use to sand that magazine table I posted?
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« Reply #48 on: April 21, 2013 03:54:51 PM »

racky..that is a gorgeous piece of furniture..I would avoid chemicals too..but I would have thought that an orbital sander could potentially sand down into the wood and mark it.. (but I may be wrong..and it is late here-which is my excuse for everything at the moment!)

deathbeforedishes.. love that chair! It will be fabulous, I would be tempted to either go with a colour that pops for the metal and then as someone said, just use the old fabric as a pattern...or else ultra girly, with a pastely type colour (a sort of sunfaded one) and a kath kidson type floral for the seat...
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« Reply #49 on: April 21, 2013 08:22:36 PM »

pinokeeo, my husband has a Mirka Ceros random orbital sander. Do you think that would be the best thing to use to sand that magazine table I posted?

That's perfect, but scrape off any loose stuff before you use it.  And use a fine grit, like about 180 or higher.  It will take out any scratches left from scraping.  You'll end up with a nice smooth surface to paint on.  Oh, and don't push too hard.  Let the sander do the work.
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