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« on: June 01, 2008 08:49:35 AM »

I made this a little while ago so i don't have pictures of the original chair(s)- sorry!.
This chair was rescued from the parts of three chairs which were headed for a bonfire (so the legs, back and seat all came from different chairs), they were basically your bog-standard pine flat-packed dining chairs but after years of abuse they were scratched, wobbly or else bits had actually snapped.  I don't want to think how many hours and packs of sandpaper it took to get the bits of the chair smooth again, the seat especially had some really deep gouges i wanted gone but lets say i sanded for so long that the motor on my electric sander burnt out and i had to finish by hand! The flowers are all individually cut out from a huge stash of gardening magazines I found in the attic (credit has to go to my mum for spending hours cutting flowers out with me : ta.xx), the flowers were then stuck to the wood with pva glue and then finally I varnished the whole thing half to death because there needed to be a lot of layers to keep the paper and the soft pine protected from being damaged again. So basically a frustrating project but I love how it turned out, a permanent reminder of spring.  Cheesy   
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« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2008 08:52:07 AM »

OMG this is so fantastic!!! I would LOVE to have this chair in my home!!!

Awesome awesome work on this! It's beautiful.

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« Reply #2 on: June 01, 2008 08:55:54 AM »

This is great. Anyone who removes paint from furniture gets my utmost respect--I stripped a repainted a whole bedroom set once and it was the worst! Your chair looks awesome.

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« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2008 09:10:06 AM »

I love this chair, I am completely jealous!
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« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2008 09:12:25 AM »

Wow that is fabulous!   Shocked

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« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2008 09:20:14 AM »

This rocks!

I have major respect for your flower-cutting skills. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2008 09:24:28 AM »

I'm so glad that you think it was worth it, because I sure do!  It's amazing that it was 3 different chairs to begin with, too!  If you tackle something like that again and are going to decoupage or paint it, let me say 2 word that will change everything, "wood putty".  Fill the deep gouges and then you just have to sand a little bit.

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« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2008 09:32:38 AM »

AWESOME!! When I get new chairs for the kitchen I'm saving one ratty old one to do this too  Grin Grin Grin

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« Reply #8 on: June 01, 2008 10:17:06 AM »

Gorgeous!  That was a lot of work but a great result!

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« Reply #9 on: June 01, 2008 10:23:01 AM »

It's so bright and spring-y!  It looks like a very ...happy... chair, if that makes sense.   Tongue

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