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« on: March 20, 2013 06:44:51 PM »

I recently moved into a new apartment. Unfortunately, unlike my old apartment, this one had no furnishings. So pretty much I scraped together old furniture from my family to create this big ugly mess of mixmatched furniture. Which included three couches, a tv stand, a couple sidetables, a coffee table, a few dressers and that was about it. Which meant that I was without a dining room table. I ate with Japanese style for about three months with my very understanding boyfriend until my mother and I spotted a house sale. Surprisingly, it was a child hood friend that was moving. None the less the moral of this story is that I got a seven piece dining room set for 20 dollars.

The chairs and tables are really sturdy and the wood is excellent on them. The down side was the fact that the chairs had been reupholstered. No problem right? Just take off the old upholstery and put new fabric. WRONG! There were no less than seven new layers of upholstery on these chairs. It started with red pleather and included, animal print, yellow cotton, denim print cotton, actual denim and so many more layers. Let me tell you! They were stapled on very very well.

Anyroad!  Here are the before pictures

and the after pictures (its actually a very sublet tan and brown pattern):

and finally, together:

It might not be that impressive of a reconstruction but if you were there for the before and the process of taking the seven layers of staples out, you would be very sympathetic

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« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2013 12:50:39 AM »

SEVEN layers of upholstery? That must have been a huge amount of staples! It might not be the biggest of recons, but goes to show: simple things can have huge impact too. Beautiful chairs Smiley

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« Reply #2 on: March 21, 2013 05:42:34 AM »

Now you can start your own set of layers. Great job. I've done the staple pull thing myself. There is a reason they use staples. They hold!

Now you will have a very elegant dining room set. Watch it, you may want to recover the couches next!

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« Reply #3 on: March 23, 2013 08:19:54 AM »

I'm glad you could see the good bones on these chairs.  Good job on renewing for many more years of use.

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« Reply #4 on: April 11, 2013 12:05:32 PM »

God job on those lovely chairs. I love their oldfashioned style.

« Reply #5 on: June 10, 2013 07:16:01 PM »

O.O  Oh my.  Well, They look LOVELY *NOW*.  GREAT JOB!!! Cheesy
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