Tuesday, June 7, 2011
My 'new' chair
Isn't she lovely? LOL
This chair belonged to my great-grandmother, then to my grandmother. I'm not sure exactly how old it is but it is at least 50+. This is what it looked like when I got it - way back before Christmas.
I finally got around to working on it in April. I should have taken a picture of the seat cushion folded in half. It was pretty much just two pieces of fabric - nothing was left inside! Might as well have been a wet dish rag!
I started taking it apart.
One step at a time
Just a little on the 'past due for a make-over' side
I'm surprised someone didn't fall through!
She had more than a few tacks and staples.
I sanded her up a bit and got out the spray paint. (tip - spray paint and rubber garden shoes do not make a great pair. 6 weeks later the bottoms were still sticky - I finally threw them away!)
I guess I didn't get a good pic once I had painted and distressed - I got in a hurry to take her in for upholstery!
This was more than just re-covering. The cushions had to be completely re-made. I knew that was way more than I could do myself.
I finally got her back this weekend! Now - isn't she lovely?
Nice, thick seat cushion. She just might make it another 50 years!
BTW - we hit 105 yesterday. Ugh.