Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Chair love

I was lucky enough to find this beauty of a chair the other day. It was in perfect shape all except for the straw wrapped seat. I LOVE this style of chair and would have given my left leg for a matching pair. OK, maybe that's an exaggeration, but for sure a toe.  I still had to get the one because it was only $10!  The paint job is beautiful and all I had to do to it was rub it down with a magic eraser! The seat definitely needed some TLC so I cut the straw off and Joe traced the wooden frame and cut me out a matching seat.  I bought a foam pad and traced the shape of the seat onto it.  Next I stapled the fabric onto the seat starting in the center of the back and then pulling the fabric tight to the opposite side. I then did the sides in the same way and  wrapped the corners.  The first fabric I tried was a red print which I didn't end up liking very much and so I ended up using a print that I used on a shelf a few weeks ago because I really liked the brown in it.  I'm a big fan of chairs and I think it's really fun to collect a variety of styles and shapes!  


  1. It looks great!! I love chairs too! I buy a lot of them... and sometimes I need to put them in the attic...

  2. I love Empire chairs too! (Pottery Barn sells them as "Napoleon Chairs") I found TWO of them at a recent garage sale - $4 each! BIG score. (The wife was inside - The hubby sold them to me :-)
    Mine have rush seats and the same simple legs. I sure wish I knew where I could get two more!
    Your update looks fabulous!

  3. So cute! I wish I had a skill saw to do something like that. It turned out great!

  4. Amazing design!! Check out the wide range of Modern Chair Design from Spacify.com

  5. Love it...the fabric is great!


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