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Recycled Chair Project ~ So easy even I can do it!

Do You Have An Old Chair That Needs A Little Spruce Up Or Some TLC?

Well thanks to my fellow stagers for inspiring me to tackle this project I now have a new chair for my room. I now can share how easy this for my clients too! So thank you Ginger Foust, Sharon Tara & other creative stagers that so generously share your ideas here. 

This was pretty easy so if you have an old chair or maybe a frame of a chair give it a go! I had two identical chairs but only one had a seat that was kaput.

                       Good Chair                                                   Kaput Chair

     Cynthia Bartch's good chair             Cynthia Bartch's broken chair

 

Well when I undid the cane seating all that was left was a frame of seat with a big ol' hole in the middle. So I bought some thick plywood and had my husband cut out a template of the frame (I'm not quite there yet w/ all the power tools).

I then purchased the following; 1- batting, 2- thick foam for the extra cushioning & 3- quality material to cover the wood base.

1- I first used a spray adhesive to center the thick foam on top of the wood board.

2- Then I pulled the batting up & over the bottom of the wood board on the center of one side, stapling once. Then repeat this process on the other sides, continuing to pull the batting firmly and stapling around the base of the seat. Cut away any excess batting.

3- Next center your fabric over the seat. Be sure to center any major design element or line up the stripes as it was in this case. Repeat pulling & stapling to secure the fabric. Cut away any excess fabric.

4- Then turn your chair over and screw the seat in place through the chair's frame. The holes will be there from the previous seat.

               Finished Chair                                      The Recycled Chair in a Room

    Cynthia Bartch's finished chair              Cynthia Bartch, Redesigned Spaces finished chair

      * The striped fabric looks a little wiggly in the picture but it's not in person or should I say in chair!


Redesigned Spaces
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Specializing in Owner Occupied Homes, Floral Design, Custom Art Work, Display Work

Cynthia Bartch ~ cell: 404.509.6046

Granville, Ohio

 

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Comment balloon 47 commentsCynthia Bartch • August 26 2008 05:08PM
Recycled Chair Project ~ So easy even I can do it!
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