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1  Help. I need to recover after my first recovering project. DIE EVIL CHAIR in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: Reconstructed by deleatur on: June 18, 2007 04:25:29 AM
This project was SO much more stressful than I imagined.

I was planning on re-covering this chair but realised the foam was dead and all gross inside, so I replaced all the foam with new stuff.

I just finished this, 9 hours straight of machine and hand sewing.

I had to sew all the bits custom to the foam and I didn't use a pattern, just LOTS of pins and trial and error (lots of error).

So many pins that I found many a blood spot on the fabric from pricking myself while sewing. At one stage I pinned my finger to the cushion!  Undecided

The cushions are rounded out with polyfill so it didn't look too square. The base cushion has a zipper. The back of the chair has press studs so it wraps around the arms seamlessly.

Although i'm happy with how it turned out, it'll be a while before I use the chair... I have to forgive it first.

This project was a pain in the a$$ as the bobbin on the sewing machine would jam every 2 FREAKING minutes. Plus I sewed a few bits incorrectly and spent a lot of time unpicking stitches.

But yeah it's done. GO ME. *collapses*

The pics aren't great but I couldn't be bothered re-taking any more.


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2  Re: Interesting Coat Hooks in Crafty Housewares: Discussion and Questions by deleatur on: June 03, 2007 07:35:48 PM
I'm also thinking about making a coat rack  Cheesy

I've worked out that pretty much anything that is strong and can be screwed onto a wall or a backing board can be used as a coat hook. A doll's arm, for example. Or a branch.

Here are a few ideas I had bookmarked, hope they help  Smiley

D-Bros 'resting place'

Artificial 'giant nail' coat hooks

Essey 'moo' coat hooks

Thorsten van Elten 'antlers'

SUCK UK 'Dart' coat hooks
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3  Re: Hall table or shelf (using the Instructables 60 minute bookcase design) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by deleatur on: May 26, 2007 11:20:17 PM
Thanks for the feedback Grin

I've finally finished the project

Here is the shelf after 2 coats of Ikea BEHANDLA glazing paint.

And here it is with the castors attached (also from Ikea, much cheaper than buying them from the hardware shop) and stuff sitting on it

Ha! I just noticed my boyfriend's leg and dunlop volley got in the picture too. awww.
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4  Hall table or shelf (using the Instructables 60 minute bookcase design) in Crafty Housewares: Completed Projects: General by deleatur on: May 24, 2007 10:06:30 PM
I really needed a hall table for my house, but my hall is an odd shape and no standard furniture would fit in the space.

By accident I happened across the instructables website and found this:

I realised that I could modify it a bit and make a sweet little shelf/table using the design. So I did!

FRONT http://farm1.static.flickr.com/222/505597652_732a4c9f00.jpg?v=0

BACK http://farm1.static.flickr.com/223/505597654_cfa1a45f26.jpg?v=0

For reference, the shelf is 70cm wide, 90cm high and 30cm deep.

I used pine, a handsaw, nails and glue (and a boyfriend to hold the wood together while I nailed it). And it only took me 2 hours! (one hour was just sawing... BTW what a great workout that was, my glutes hurt for days afterward  Embarrassed )

Tonight I'm going to stain it black, varnish it with a satin finish and attach castors (so it clears the skirting boards and sits flush against my wall)

This was so easy, and would be excellent to modify to make a low coffee table, cube bedside tables or even a wall unit.


Finished product in my hall:

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