The Ugly Duckling
I discovered this tattered chair at a flea market several months ago and just knew I could do something cute with it.
Sometimes you have to look beyond the outward appearance to see the beauty underneath.
This chair had seen better days; the wood did not match up well, the cushions and springs were worn. But the bones were great and I knew I had to have it!
The back cushion was completely missing.
Staple holes were all over the back.
The webbing and filler material were rotten.
I always start by removing all staples, nails, upholstery, filler, springs... taking it all the way down to the frame.
It is not a difficult process but it can be unpleasant, at times....
You never know what you will find.
Once I took it down to the frame, I painted with white chalk paint, waxed, lightly distressed, and attached new webbing.
Next I added the foam to form the cushion. As you can see, the foam was uneven so I had to add batting and Polyfil to get it just right. Unfortunately, I forgot to take a photo after I evened it up.
I purchased this cutter quilt at a flea market. It was quite dirty but I was able to get is clean. I desperately wanted to use the embroidered rose but I just could not get it to look right.
I cut out several possible backs and pinned them in place until I found the perfect look.
It is not perfect but I am happy with the results
It looks absolutely precious in my "pink room"!
- Chalk paint
- Sand paper
- Staples/staple gun
- Gimp (trim)
- Cutter quilt
Want more details about this and other DIY projects? Check out my blog post!
Published April 5th, 2017 4:10 PM
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