If you have two loaves of bread sell one and buy flowers. For although the bread will nourish your body, the flowers will nourish your soul.

Monday, October 26, 2009

"Chair"man of the Board

Okay, I have a thing about chairs. I love them! It is very difficult for me to pass up a sturdy chair at a flea market, no matter how bad it looks...especially if it's in the $5 to $20 range. I kind of try to sneak them into the house now, because my husband is to the point that he gives me that "look", and I get "what in the world are you going to do with another chair?

I bought this for $5 to use for a desk chair. And of course, I forgot to take a 'before' photo. So I laid the old seat fabric over the finished one to get this picture. The seat was very uncomfortable due to a few broken support wires in the front, and was covered with a scratchy, faded fabric (not quite as orangey as the picture looks).

Using an upholstery fabric remnant I bought for a whopping $1, and replacing the broken wires, this is the result. Professional upholsterers shouldn't look too close, but I'm pleased with my $6 chair.


Maggie said...

I understand. I have a thing for chairs too. I can see the potential in them and it seems that no one else can see it! lol There's a feeling of pride you get from giving them new life and they're so practical too!
You did a fabulous job! TFS

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Wow! This is beautiful, Deb! Gee, I wonder what you could do with my hubby's ratty ol' recliner. To me it is a total eyesore and he refuses to give it up!! LOL!

J H said...

How neat! I need to go grazing with you some time, you find the hidden gems...