Tuesday, September 14, 2010

My Furniture Fix Up

This is a re-post in honor of the Creative Chick Parade.

I refinished this chair for my mom for Christmas last year. I thought it would be a useful one to repost, since I see chairs like this at the thrift store ALL the time.

Here's the before.

Love the lines! Everything else, not so much.
The caning in the back was pretty damaged - which was okay with me, because I don't really love caning, anyway.

I sanded her down and painted her heirloom white.

Then I cut her caning out.

She sat like this...backless...in the basement for a few weeks.  I couldn't quite figure out how I was going to put a new back in.  I began to wonder if I had screwed things up royally. Why didn't I just upholster the caning???
Oh, right...because it wasn't really structurally sound.

(But seriously? If your caning IS structurally sound, I would just upholster that. Because what comes next would be a very unnecessary step if you didn't absolutely need to do it.) 

Then I remembered my new crafting best friend, hardboard.
Hubby cut some out in the right shape for me.


I wrapped it in a double layer of quilt batting and the fabric I had chosen (staple gunned it all on) and screwed the hardboard into the chair frame. 

Then I took a piece of 1 inch foam and cut it to shape. I wrapped it in batting, too, then I used spray adhesive to attach the cushion to the hardboard.

I used the staple gun again to cover the cushion with fabric.

Then I covered the seams with a braided trim.


And here she is - totally revamped and gorgeous!


Christy said...

I LOVE that chair and WANT one myself!! What a fantastic job you've done!

Chic Creations said...

Great job. Love the chair, the design and the fabric. Really cute. Thanks for sharing.

Ashley said...

Cute chair! I love the lines of it too!

Frank said...

Nice work.

Jerome Paul said...

Great job.
Jerome’s Furniture

Bobs Furniture said...

Beautiful and unique collection of furniture.
Bobs Furniture

Sevgi Ates said...

Thanks you for this write, i m enjoyed thanks you, masko

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