Wednesday, March 9, 2011
The First Day of Spring is Just Around The Corner and Look...The Tulips Are Here! Status: Coming Into Full Bloom
I made sure to take some pics of this chair BEFORE the Make-over even though I had no idea at the time that I might one day start a daily blog concerning this cool furniture! Look how sad and ugly. Click through to see it all gussied up!
And viola! Spring is here! This is what the same chair looks like today. It's already
got a shot of primer and a few coats (sanding between each) of rattle can white
but it'll get a few more coats before I'm satisfied. But it'll pretty much look like this
when done. I haven't shot the underside of the seat yet so you can still see the
grey of the primer. I could have (maybe should have) taken it to an automotive
paint shop and had it shot with some tougher paint but this isn't going to be
banged around a lot. And for real, it started as a simple project to show potential
buyers what these chairs would look like if refinished. I had Nine of these and
Three tables. All but this last lonely chair have gone on to other homes. I guess I
didn't need to show anybody their potential after all!
The seat was a simple strip and replace job. The padding was in good shape and
re-used. I pulled the faded stained green fabric off and used it to cut out the new
mod floral fabric cover. Stapling it in place was pretty easy but time consuming. I'm
very particular about how an upholstery job looks. You know how you can just tell
when an upholstery job was done by an amateur? I try REAL hard to never let that
be said of my efforts. It's all about the pleats and taking your time.