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« on: February 25, 2008 08:53:10 AM »

I revamped this chair about 5 years ago.  It has kind of a torrid history.

The fabric is actually part of a quilt I had started with my ex-boyfriend.  We made the material by ironing hundreds of transfers that we made from scans off the computer.  My ex had to hand iron them all onto fabric.  It was super tedious.  On top of that, we were new to quilting and were trying to make this crazy funky design, and kept screwing it up.

Finally, we were fighting so bad, I yelled F*ck it!  We are NOT breaking up over a quilt.  So, I shoved it into a closet and didnt give it another thought.

After our eventual, non-quilt related break up, I felt like it would be a shame to waste the material, but I didnt want to have a bedspread associated with my ex.  I had found this chair in the garbage while out for a run one day (I am a SHAMLESS dumpster diver).  I painted the frame, padded the cushioning and re-upholstered it.

It actually felt really good to cut through the material and turn it into something new and different!

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« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2008 08:59:47 AM »

The chair looks great and I love the story around it  Cheesy Any chance we could see a close-up of the fabric? (Curious me Tongue)

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« Reply #2 on: February 25, 2008 09:00:19 AM »

*applauds*  What a great find!  I too am a shameless dumpster diver.  Cheesy

What sort of transfer paper did you use?  Will it hold up to spills?

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« Reply #3 on: February 25, 2008 09:00:40 AM »

I....LOVE that!  Johnny the Homocidal Maniac is so cute!  Morbid yes...but so adorable.  I just want to squeeze and hug him forver! Cheesy  Amazing job, and o.O for ironing ALL those images by hand! Shocked

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« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008 09:00:55 AM »

Great post, fabric, chair and story with a happy ending!  Yay for happy endings and dumpster diving too!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008 09:04:06 AM »

For the life of me I have no idea what transfer paper we used, except that we got it from office max.  We started the quilt in 2000, and I made the chair in 2002...my memory of it has faded!

It is actually quite water proof-I can easily wipe it down to clean it.

And kudos have to go to my ex, who did all the ironing.  I am lucky, I would have never had the patience to quilt the material to make this chair.
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« Reply #6 on: February 25, 2008 09:10:50 AM »

that rocks!  JTHM is very cool.  happy noodle boy FTW!

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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2008 02:44:54 PM »

Loves me some Nny!

Never would have thought to cover furniture with transfer-covered fabric! What a great idea!!
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