Wednesday, March 2, 2011
I striped off all the fabric and took off the bottom seat, leaving just the wood chair. I did sand it a bit because it had some dents and scratches that were deeper than I wanted.
Moving on to recovering the cushion and adding the back to the chair. The fabric I used was left over drop cloth scraps from another project. These are great...you can purchase them at Lowes or Home Depot and they are packaged in different sizes. The one I got was a larger one , I can't remember the size but I am thinking it was something like 9 x 12 and I paid $8.99 or something like that, anyway cheap and you get alot of fabric. I washed it because it is very stiff when you get it and by washing it you end up with this beautiful nubby fabric. I first cut a piece to cover the seat bottom and foam (the most expensive thing I had to buy was this foam) Then I pulled the fabric over the foam and chair bottom and stapled it all around...done.
The back was a bit harder to do as I had to make a front and back panel. The back was easy just cut and staple, but when doing the front part I had to add some foam backing and try to hold it in place while stapling it tight...OK so I need three hands...HONEY....can you come help me? Got it, now how do I want to cover the staples????? I did not want to go buy anything so I looked around to see what do I have that I could use...I need some trim, Hey I can make a ruffle out of the rest of the fabric! Yeah!!!! I love how this came out, I pleated and glued with a glue gun as I went around the back of the chair.
I added a ruffled skirt to the front of the bottom seat also to finish ....WOW..I think it came out really cute, perfect for my guest room redo..which is almost done.
I made a small pillow out of left over fabric and added this jute webbing and vintage red buttons for some added color. This is also the color scheme of my guest room. I think it gives a little pop of color.