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CRAFTSTER CRAFT CHALLENGES => CHALLENGE 45 ENTRIES => Topic started by: jennilocker on December 02, 2009 01:42:55 PM



Title: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: jennilocker on December 02, 2009 01:42:55 PM
I was super excited about this craft project so I went to our local Goodwill and found this chair for $4.50 and then picked up the material at Wal-Mart for $2.00.  I already had the paint so the total cost of the chair was $6.50. 
As you can see the chair was in great shape structurally but needed some real cosmetic TLC.  It had already been recovered once before...that explains the mismatched top and bottom!

I loved that there was storage space under the seat!  Score!

Here is a close up of the material I used.

Basically I just removed the back and seat...painted the chair black...recovered and reattached...I then added polka dots...the biggest mistake being that I thought free handing the polka dots would be a great idea...3 hours later the polka dots were being cursed!  I had a great time and am SOOOO glad I joined Craftser... This site ROCKS! :)


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: bluesea777 on December 02, 2009 02:10:05 PM
what a difference, you did good! i love the fabric.


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: amazing_784 on December 02, 2009 02:11:08 PM
My grandparents used to have a couple chairs just like that one!  The original fabric was sort of scratchy, so they recovered them a couple different times.  Great job!


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: emily_rohr on December 03, 2009 07:34:23 AM
I love it!!! :) Great job. I love the paint job too


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: missdolly on December 03, 2009 10:48:25 AM
fabulous job, storage too BONUS!!!


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: cassiecate57 on December 04, 2009 08:25:40 AM
I think I'd like it better without the polka dots but I love the after photos! The black and white fabric you chose is great.


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: cjkRAFT on December 04, 2009 08:33:07 AM
I love it!!! It looks so good!! You did an awesome job!!


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: jennilocker on December 04, 2009 09:08:08 AM
Thanks for all of the super nice comments guys!

Cassicate-  I thought about stopping before the polka dots but I really thought that it was cute but a little boring.... since this is gonna double as a Christmas gift for my uber cool sister I thought it needed more oomph...

But just for fun here it is before the polka dots were added!!





Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: cassiecate57 on December 04, 2009 09:53:12 AM
"This rocks" :)


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: Belladune on December 05, 2009 07:03:57 AM
cute redo! looks much better then the original!


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: BTStars on December 07, 2009 08:42:10 PM
Oh my goodness, we had a chair just like that when I was a kid!!  The brown scratchy fabric was on the seat part and it was oh so ugly even before or cat got to it!  Good job!


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: jennilocker on December 09, 2009 05:22:58 AM
Awww thanks guys!  Your comments have helped brighten this girls dreary December day! 


Title: Re: First Craftster Challenge Chair Redo!!!
Post by: dharma_rebel on December 09, 2009 05:58:25 AM
Ohh, what I wouldn't give for a chair like that in my sewing room. Not that I have a "sewing room". But if I had one, I'd want a chair like that.