Monday, March 29, 2010

A chair over there

Happy Monday!

I've been looking and looking for a chair with a fabric seat that I could redo.  I finally found one!  I got this at DI and have been so excited to refinish my first chair.


First, was to take off the seat.  There was a screw in each corner.  Then, it was time to take off the old fabric...Look how many staples were in it!


Oy! It ended up being pretty easy, though.  If I just pulled the fabric back a piece at a time, the staples would pop up.
Then, I took the piece of fabric off of the chair and laid it on top of my new fabric and traced the shape... Cut it out and stapled it back on!



I was sure to pull really tight as I went around. I also did all four sides first and then the corners.  The corners are folded pretty much like wrapping a present.

I sanded, primed and painted the chair.  Then, did a little sanding and stain.  I took zero pictures of this part. Oh well.

And here's the finished product...

Before....After...

Fun!

~Hannah

8 comments:

  1. Yay! you're on your way now! Way to go Hannah. The chair looks fabulous!
    gail

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  2. Gotta love what a bit of paint will do! Great job!

    CraftTeaLady
    www.crafttealady.xanga.com

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  3. "Wave your hands in the air, like you just don't care!" That's what popped in my mind when I read the title of your blog.

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  4. aww this is so cute! what a difference the paint made!

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  5. What a difference!! I love the fresh white paint too. The chair looks great against your wall color and the little white table.

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  6. Hannah! This turned out so great I love it!!

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    ~Morgan

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  7. Super cute! You wouldn't think these would be hard to find huh? I am too looking for some but I am never so lucky!

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