Beat up Old Chair Turned Functionally Pretty
I saw a beat up old wooden chair on the side of the road and immediately thought it would look great on my front porch. The wood was in good shape but the seating area had a huge hole in it.
I didn't take a before picture but this is a close example....
I cut this off the seat area. You can see the hole at the bottom. There was no "fixing" this.
I decided to use plastic rope from the dollar tree to remake the seating area. I needed something that would hold up under all kinds of weather. My front porch is not that big and the chair would get rained on.
I first started by wrapping the chair tightly side to side with rope. I then wove the rope into these strands. Everything has to be tight so that the seat does not sag. I used different colors because I liked the effect.
Here is the final seat. It is tight and holds body weight with no sagging.
My husband was no too thrilled with the different colors so I taped of the rope area and hit it with spray paint. This color compliments the trim on my house. I tested it to make sure the paint did not rub off off the plastic rope.
- Wooden chair (side of the road)
- Plastic rope (Dollar tree)
- Spray paint (Walmart)
Published February 12th, 2017 12:30 PM
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