Tuesday, January 18, 2011

CHAIR: Before & After

This was like, the biggest accomplishment of my life, basically. There are two of these babies:



You can't really tell too much from the photos, but I did a WHOLE lot of scrubbing with Barkeeper's Friend (miracle cleaner!!!) to shine up the rusty chrome. We also added padding to the seat & back, which previously had very little to none. This was definitely a 2 person job, so my mom gets credit for at least half of this project. I picked the fabric, shined the chrome, cut a new board for the seat (using a scroll saw? I can't remember the name of the machine), picked and pounded the tacks, and worked the staple gun. Mom had the know-how to get the job done, and she held the fabric taut for me while I stapled. We both tore apart the previous upholstery and weird fluffy padding. They look so darn good, and match my table! I can't wait to take some Barkeeper's Friend to the table legs! Worked wonders on my stained-when-we-moved-in kitchen sink, too.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I love how you gave those chairs a make-over. Great job!