Tuesday, June 16, 2009
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!