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« on: April 28, 2008 08:50:19 AM »

I'd been looking for a chair to use with my spinning wheel when I came across one with potential at a thrift store for a whopping $4.99.  After cleaning, filling, sanding, priming, painting and reupholstering I have this!



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I think someone had spilled milk all done the back, ick - but it cleaned up great!  I did learn the hard way though that even if the paint says primer isn't necessary ignore it and save yourself the hassle by just priming it to begin with, heh.
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« Reply #1 on: April 28, 2008 08:53:38 AM »

Love it. I love the material
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« Reply #2 on: April 28, 2008 08:54:38 AM »

beautiful job! Grin Grin Grin
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« Reply #3 on: April 28, 2008 08:55:10 AM »

That is beautiful! Well done!
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« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2008 09:00:49 AM »

What a drastic transformation! The final result is beautiful!
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2008 09:12:55 AM »

Your chair looks great!  I just reupholstered my dining room chairs, it is amazing what a difference new fabric makes!
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« Reply #6 on: April 28, 2008 09:15:05 AM »

Beautiful. Very clean and modern!
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« Reply #7 on: April 28, 2008 09:16:11 AM »

You have great vision!  I really like the way the chrome feet pop off the white.  I agree that primer is such a worthwhile step and usually not "extra" because it saves so much hassle later.
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« Reply #8 on: April 28, 2008 09:41:55 AM »

Wow!!! a whopping $4.99?  Looks brand new now.  Hope you find it comfortable for your spinning.
(You "hope" that was milk spilt.lol)  Great job!
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« Reply #9 on: April 28, 2008 10:22:37 AM »

Fantastic job - I love it when people reconstruct furniture and give it a new lease of life.
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