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« on: August 20, 2012 07:06:44 AM »

I recovered 5 chairs in my home in the last few weeks. No before pictures, but just imagine the usual stained and worn out fabric you usually see.  Three of the chairs had plastic parts that I couldn't get a staple through, so I used tuck tape instead of staples on the plastic. Tuck tape is the tape builders used to tape up the plastic wrap on the inside of the walls. It is much sticker and stronger than duct tape,  The first pictures shows my use of the tape on the back of one chair.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to get the back to snap back on, so I think I'm going to sew the fabric to the back when I can get an upholstery needle. ( It is curved to it will work in awkward spaces.)

The front of the same chair:

Second chair, the back isn't as tight as I would have liked, but it is a vast improvement over the material that was there:

A close up of the fabric:

Another chair using the same fabric.  I don't know why there is a spot on the seat, it's not there in real like, lol. :

The last two chairs are a matching set, so I only took photos of one of them:

Finally, the obligatory pet photo of my Ginger, who loves my green chairs, and lovingly deposits her fur all over them:

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« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2012 09:39:36 AM »

 Embarrassed  No comments?  Not even about my lovely cat at least?

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« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2012 12:49:32 PM »

So THAT is what that curved needle is for! I've had one from a set I bought for years and I've been wondering what it was for.

The cat is cute. Does it go like ohhhhh new chairs I need to celebrate this by sharpening my nails *claw scratch* ?  Grin

I like the chairs with the arfs in the backs. Pret-ty.
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« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2012 09:17:54 PM »

I also enjoyed Ginger!

And I agree with what Ginger says about the chairs. They look elegant and also they will be very nice for scratching up, so that you will need to reupholster them in the not to distant future. But what is more important Ginger's happiness or chairs? We know the correct answer.

And I like learning about tuck tape.

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« Reply #4 on: September 09, 2012 03:30:39 PM »

Great Job!  And Ginger is cute.   
I learned something new today.  I'd never heard of tuck tape before.  *note to self*  pick up a roll of this.
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