Monday, December 10, 2012

Special Projects - Refurbished Chair

This week, I thought I'd share some of the little side projects we did to stage the house.  Remember this chair?  My neighbor had put it on the curb with a 'free' sign.  Much to Richard's chagrin, I couldn't pass it up and quickly popped it in the back of my minivan.

I loved the star detail on the back and the fluting on the legs (and there is an interesting patch on the front leg, that adds to the character!)  

I sanded down the piece and decided to paint it a bright sea blue. I knew it would add a nice burst of color in the front bedroom.

The original seat had cracked, so I replaced it with a new piece of wood.   After glueing on new foam padding,  I stapled a layer of polyester batting and then the fabric.  It's a leftover piece of Maine Cottage fabric - with bright blue and green dots that accent the paint job.

And what was the total investment?    
The finished product - pretty sweet, don't you think?  And what a bargain!!

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  1. The star in the back is amazing. I did the same with a chair I found on one of our walks. I looked silly carrying that broken chair along the street, but I love that chair.

    1. Don't you love saving something from a landfill? And this chair had such beautiful carving on it! But I totally relate to feeling silly :-)


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