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Question: What's your favorite entry in Challenge #28, In the Hot Seat?  (Voting closed: June 13, 2008 05:17:40 AM)
"let the sunshine in" desk chair makeover - 4 (0.7%)
1964 Sitting Room==>1864 Steampunk Chair - 9 (1.7%)
A Throne for a RockStar!!! - 1 (0.2%)
Boring Sewing Chair to Furry Monster Chair! - 50 (9.4%)
Cat Scratch Disaster to Gilded Office Chair - 2 (0.4%)
computer chair makeover - 0 (0%)
Concrete throne! - 1 (0.2%)
corduroy chair/desk - 1 (0.2%)
Fancy melting clock chair - 5 (0.9%)
Flower Power Chair - 8 (1.5%)
From "Death Chair" to "Bad@$$ Rockstar Chair" - 7 (1.3%)
From 90's Disaster to my Sewing Throne - 4 (0.7%)
from clunky to classy (and sparkles!!) - 8 (1.5%)
From Ratty to Rustic! - 2 (0.4%)
Fun chair with a twist....a pull-out foot stool - 3 (0.6%)
Garbage heap to garden chic - 36 (6.7%)
Girlie, flower chair - 2 (0.4%)
Granny chair to mod wing-back - 17 (3.2%)
Grouch Couch - 1 (0.2%)
ikea fabric chair taken over by my cat - 2 (0.4%)
Memories Chair - 0 (0%)
My journal has grown legs! - 53 (9.9%)
My leopard chair! - 1 (0.2%)
Old, broken platform rocker - renewed - 22 (4.1%)
Orange Flowery Leopard. OR. Schizophrenic chair. - 1 (0.2%)
Patches the Ugly Chair - 5 (0.9%)
Peacock dissertation chair - 0 (0%)
Poo Brown to Woo Blue - 8 (1.5%)
Potty Chair to Plush Sofa for my Little Darling !!! - 4 (0.7%)
Rad Plaid Cat Tree from Meh Grey Office Chair! =^.^= - 10 (1.9%)
Roadkill chair into cute girl's bench - 4 (0.7%)
Rock n Roll all nite (image heavy) - 31 (5.8%)
Ruined chair to Man's Ruin - 11 (2.1%)
Safari Chair - 0 (0%)
Seat of Lo00oove for Two! - 42 (7.9%)
Silky Scraggly Lips Chair - 18 (3.4%)
Stone sofa - 2 (0.4%)
SWOOPY chair - 3 (0.6%)
The Coooowch - 0 (0%)
The Ric Rac-ish office chair! (5 pics) - 4 (0.7%)
This chair survived a fire! - 15 (2.8%)
Two Chairs to a Bench For Two - 122 (22.8%)
Ugly office chair to modern elegance office chair - 2 (0.4%)
What is PINK, FURRY, and CUTE all over?(img overload)*updated* - 13 (2.4%)
Total Voters: 534

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« on: May 02, 2008 07:55:26 AM »

Craft Challenge #28 - In The Hot Seat - Due June 1 - June 5 2008

06/20/08 - The winner has been chosen!

CONGRATS to Sharon.S for her beautiful entry titled,
Two Chairs to a Bench For Two

Click below to see the full project thread:

Check out the blog about this challenge:

Thanks to Susan Beal and all of our wonderful entries this round!

6/6/08 - Update! - Time to cast your vote! Scroll up to the top of this thread to see the poll.

6/1/08 - Update! Time to enter your projects! The folder for entries is here:

Everyone has room for just one more chair, right?! This challenge is to take an old chair -- the uglier the better -- and remake it into something beautiful! Thrift stores often have chairs ripe for the picking. Or keep your eyes open for something someone is getting rid of on trash night. Or perhaps you already have an old chair kicking around that really needs a remake.

Be sure to snap a picture of the chair before you remade it and post that too!

Here some of my favorite chair remakes on Craftster for a little inspiration: "side-of-the-road" chair turned glam!!! (step by step pics)My new & improved, oh so fuzzy computer chair$4.99 thrifted chair remakePimp My High ChairOffice Chair upholstored with bedskirtThe lonely little chair finds kitty friendsTake two on a kitchen stool/chair re-upholstered video game chair!Armchair repainted and upholstered in Amy ButlerDecoupaged old chair, Goodwill Blah Turned to Buzz Lightyear Hazah! Three Chair Recovering.


  • Post your craft during the period of June 1 - June 5 2008. No sooner. No later. On June 1 there will be a special folder created for entries.
  • Voting will happen from June 6 - June 12 2008.
  • Each participant can enter ONE project. (Although your entry can have multiple components to it.)


It's probably impossible to know whether your project is 100% original and has never been posted on Craftster or made by anyone else in the past.  But if your project was definitely inspired by something you've seen before, then just give credit to that project.


At the end, I'll set up a poll right here and the first place winner will get...

(1) their project in the Featured Projects area
(2) their project in the Craftster Blog

And this prize (winner can receive prize in U.S. or non-U.S.):

A copy of the beautiful new book by Susan Beal called Bead Simple!

(I was so flattered to be asked to contribute a project to this book! Thank you Susan! Grin)

Amazon.com's description:
Most beading books include a mix of patterns but call for very specific beads and materials. So if crafters don't like the beads used in the projects, or don't have them in hand, they won't enjoy the projects, no matter how beautiful they are. But Susan Beal has untangled this knotty problem. Bead Simple is the first work of its kind that offers stunning jewelry patterns that can be completely customized with a variety of beads and stringing materials. Based on simple, yet effective beading techniques, this strikingly illustrated pattern guide includes 50 glittering designs, each featuring two bold variations for a total of 150 projects that can easily be achieved with different materials or tweaks. With hot guest designers, including DIY Network's Jennifer Perkins and Megan Nicolay, author of the bestselling Generation T, here is the one book that finally offers jewelers the versatility to let their unique personalities shine through.

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« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2008 07:57:05 AM »

Ooooh, fun stuff!

Some of my favorites threads on Craftster have been revamped chairs!  I'm SO excited to see entries for this one.

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« Reply #2 on: May 02, 2008 08:08:18 AM »

Oh my, Kismet!  I have a chair/bench in horrible shape that I was about to start work on today!  YEA!  I may actually have something for a craftster challenge for once.  Smiley



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« Reply #3 on: May 02, 2008 08:23:12 AM »

Since I'm currently living with my in-laws I don't have room for just one more chair... But I was thinking of doing something with my car seats. Does that count?
« Reply #4 on: May 02, 2008 08:29:05 AM »

fun idea!!
would a really nasty porch swing count??
« Reply #5 on: May 02, 2008 08:44:21 AM »

Nice Challenge! Is it aloud to use a footstool or someting else you can sit on?

« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2008 08:54:22 AM »

ah ive been wanting to fix up some old icecream parlor chairs i have at home but never quite found a good fabric for the seat... maybe now ill actually look alittle harder

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« Reply #7 on: May 02, 2008 10:10:54 AM »

Awesome. I was gifted two dining room chairs from the 70's for my apartment which 100% do NOT match my table. Iw as planning on re-doing them at some point.

Hopefully I can find the time between party planning and swap creating to finish them and enter the challenge. Cheesy

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« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2008 10:40:22 AM »

Hmmm, I have a high chair that I got for free that has no cover, and I was considering getting rid of it or giving it away.  Perhaps this was just the inspiration I needed to do something good with it!

*Runs off to think of ways to coolify the high chair*

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« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2008 11:06:40 AM »

Yay!  Another fun challenge I can do!   Grin  Off to search Craigslist for ugly chairs!  LOL!

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