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« Reply #170 on: August 30, 2013 07:23:33 AM »

I can't wait to see what you do with it!
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« Reply #171 on: September 03, 2013 10:14:08 AM »

I need to work on my rocking chair...it was quite embarrassing when a friend of my mom came over and commented on the "interesting" blanket I have pinned to cover up the ratty chair...I will go look for suitable fabric with my Hancock's coupon...Grin
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« Reply #172 on: November 18, 2013 05:59:43 AM »

I didn't get a chance to really work on my chair this year. And now I worry that it's too cold and wet to paint it.  Sad  So... if I get around to re-upholstering the seat, I may just post a picture of that.  I am such a slacker. Wink
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« Reply #173 on: November 18, 2013 07:17:55 AM »

I've put my furniture projects on hold until after the holidays.  I need to clear out my shop, so that I have room to work.  Maybe between Christmas and New Year's..........
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« Reply #174 on: November 19, 2013 05:00:22 PM »

My second chair is still sad and ugly and it has to look at the finished, pretty chair.  Sad
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« Reply #175 on: November 20, 2013 07:24:58 AM »

My second chair is still sad and ugly and it has to look at the finished, pretty chair.  Sad

You'll have to remind it that good things come to those who wait. Meanwhile, put a pretty pillow on it so it feels better. Cheesy
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« Reply #176 on: May 27, 2014 10:12:55 AM »

Has anybody been working on any furniture projects?

This isn't big, but I recently recovered this chair that belonged to my great-grandmother. I have two of them. I recovered them both years ago with a taupe fabric, but we're getting ready to repaint my bedroom, so I changed out the fabric on the seat of the chair that lives in the master.

New light blue on the left, old taupe on the right.


I love this trim; it was in the remnant bin for $1 a yard! It covers all the staples so beautifully.


I believe that's the last time that chair can be recovered, at least without a lot of repair. The wood edge where you have to staple in the fabric is practically shredded. No telling how many times it's been redone in the past!

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« Reply #177 on: May 27, 2014 12:14:15 PM »

really nice! The blue sets off the wood and also modernizes the look!


 I am having the same trouble with recovering hubby's old rocker...it has been done so many times that there is no place for the staples to go!  I patched up all the holes with wood putty, but now, I have to refinish all the wood before I can even begin!
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« Reply #178 on: May 27, 2014 04:47:26 PM »

Yeah, that's a problem. I had many staples just fall right out when I was attaching that fabric. It's like trying to attach stuff to sawdust. Cheesy
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« Reply #179 on: June 02, 2014 04:00:59 PM »

The blue on the balloon back chair is beautiful.  Nice job!

I am *finally* working on my oak rocking chair.  I did a lot of reading and was frankly a bit intimidated by the number of specialty tools required.  Since I'd gotten the chair for free (roadside find!) I figured I could pay to get it refinished. (Cringe!)

I took it to a local guy who does a lot of new and creative stuff, as well as refinishing and repurposing furniture.  He really liked the chair and told me he could do it for "a couple hundred".  Well, you know that wasn't happening.  We talked a while longer and he finally asked:  "Are you handy at all?"

Upshot is that I've parked the chair at his shop and work on it for a few hours every Friday.  (I take in baked goods)  So far I've scraped and sanded, developed a custom stain, replaced some springs, and started tying them.  And gotten tons of advice on other projects.

Because in the meantime, back at home, I have another rocker, a set of kitchen chairs and 3 metal chairs the previous owner left in my house all begging for attention....
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