Hey there! It's Friday! Without a doubt, the best day of the week, yes?
A few weeks ago, I picked up this chair at a yard sale for 8 bucks. It was marked $10, but I did a little bargaining...... :)
Because I sometimes get ahead of myself, I painted it white BEFORE removing all the fabric. I knew I wanted it white, so, I thought if I got that done, I could figure out what direction I wanted to go in for the rest of the chair.
Because the wood was so old and porous, it sucked up the white spray paint like crazy, so it took A LOT of coats before it finally looked good.
THEN, I completely stripped the chair to find the upholstery webbing in pretty sad shape.
here. I ordered two yards for this project.
I replaced the cardboard strip that was across the webbing originally because it was still in good shape.
However, I have never sewed or made ruffles before. So, I guessed my way throught that part and cut 4 inch strips of fabric and hemmed one side. Then hand threaded a piece of strong thread through the top and bunched up the fabric to create the ruffle. I have no idea if that is the correct way to do it but that's what I did.
It still needed a little something so I made a cushion to place on top of that by measuring the inside of the chair and cutting out two pieces of fabric accordingly, sewed it, stuffed it, and threw it in the chair. To give the chair a special touch, I stenciled three very meaningful numbers on the top with some vintage stencils hubby brought home and gray craft paint. Here's what it looks like all spiffed up.
rustic bench we made. What do you think?
Stay tuned for lots of fun things next week! Have a great weekend my lovely friends!