Monday, December 22, 2008

Make Something Monday: Recycled Chair

Go Graham Go & Jolly Mom host Make Something Monday. For today's entry I am putting up a project we completed several weeks ago. I found 2 of these chairs out by a neighbor's trash with a free sign. They looked to be in good shape so I snagged them. The chair structure and finish is GREAT, it's just the ugly seat cushion that was worn out. For some reason pressboard was used and it just crumbled under someone. So after the chairs sat in our garage for nearly 2 months, we decide it was time to repair them. Turns out that we already had all the supplies we needed. Some nice weight plywood, thick foam, and some great upholstery fabric. First we took the old cushion apart and Eric traced the shape onto the new plywood (using the old foam as a guide). Then we used a serrated knive to cut the foam. Cut out a piece of fabric for each (making sure the print when the right way) and laid them out like this.Then we had Parker stand on the board to squish the foam a little bit and started stapling with the staple gun. Eric did the stapling while I held the fabric in place. We trimmed off the extra fabric beyond the staples. Then Eric had me sit on the cushions to hold them in place while he drilled from below.
Wa-La!! 2 new awesome looking chairs!! They came in handy for our party!! Such an easy project, not sure why we put it off for so long!!

Diana is a crafty creative Midwestern work from home mama of 3. She enjoys playing with PhotoShop Elements, sewing & crafting, creating fun for family & friends, camping, and reading. She is the owner & operator of Custom Blog Designs.

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14 comments :

  1. Love it, I've done this a couple of times.

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  2. I had no idea it could be that simple! I have 6 really ugly chair cushions, wanna come over?

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  3. I say winner winner chicken dinner ... LOL sorry to much Dancing with the stars. Those look amazing, and the fabric for the cushion is way cool! Reminds me of a cool cafe I would love to sit and just hang out.

    Thanks for checking out my blog and following it. I hope to make you laugh and smile :).

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  4. These are awesome! Great job!

    Are you still playing Santa? I was going to post yours tomorrow...but..maybe we will have to post it Thursday?

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  5. Those look great! You made it look so simple. Good point about checking fabric direction before attaching. That sounds like something I'd forget!
    ~Jenny~

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  6. Beautiful...and I love your "hold-it-down" method! LOL

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  7. Well Done! Nice chairs! I just dropped you EC :)

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  8. Those look great! Ya'll did a wonderful job.

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  9. WOW That actually looks do-able!!!

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  10. Did that to my kitchen chiars a few years ago and I love them. Great spruce up!
    I love your choice in fabrics.

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  11. WOW, Computer savvy AND she can work with her hands! I like the way you put Parker to work. I don't think Cor would hve trusted me to drill toward her, though! (And I don't blame her, some things are simply too temptig)

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  12. That should have read: CORA and HAVE...stupid A key.

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