Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Sewing Chair Rescue

I decided that I could not-should not-would not start another project until I finished the chair for my craft room!  So, I put the Valentines' stuff aside and got back to work on the chair!Remember these guys? 

I rescued them from the curb and decided to re-do them.  The first one wound-up being painted and used on the porch (see post).  The second one is now in my sewing room.....take a look at its journey.

I put it in the corner so you can see it with the curtains....it actually belongs at the desk!

First, I stripped the old stained fabric off of the whole chair. I mentioned in a previous post that there were a LOT of staples in this thing....seriously, the person responsible for this was really into staples!

The cushion was in great shape and the cardboard backing was also intact (yea!).  So after sanding it down, I spray painted the whole thing.  I decided to have fun with the color since I was going to put it in my craft room.  The colors in my house are muted, but my craft room should be fun and bright, right?  Sun Yellow! 

I found this awesome fabric at Hobby Lobby this past Spring when I was making curtains for the room.  When I decided to put the chair in there, I knew that I wanted this fabric again!  It's a bright, cheery, and fun sewing motif.

I wrapped the fabric around the pad and cushion and stapled it into place...not using nearly the amount that were there before. ;^)  I was able to re-use/re-cover the padding and cardboard form for the back of the chair too. 

In order to cover the staples on the back of the chair, I purchased some decorative trim from Hobby Lobby (same type of rope that was on the original chair but in aqua) and glued it in place.

I think it came out pretty cute and it sure brightens the space! It is quite comfortable and I love having a cushy spot to sit when I'm at the desk.

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