Our monthly Furniture Fashionista Series continues today with Jean, from Backyard Bungalow.
This is a chair that I did a couple of years ago. I call it...the Throne!
I found this at an estate sale...or maybe I should say...Mr. Wonderful found it 'cuz I walked right by the sucker! I thought I had a good eye for spotting furniture, but if it hadn't been for Mr. W, I would have missed this reedonkulously amazing find! It was marked $10.00, but would you believe it was half-off day? Score!! This picture was taken in the parking lot directly after purchase.
Interesting, right?!! I set to work tearing it apart.
It was full of straw, old panty hose, t-shirts and all kinds of icky stuff!
Gross, right? And those springs! They were all wonky and crap...I don't know what the person was thinking when they re-did this chair. Yuck! Never fear...I was wearing gloves and a mask during the ripping apart of this nasty chair. I was just short of a biohazard suit. I mean, even I have my limits.
Almost done ripping it apart. I removed an entire garbage bag of yuck from this sucker!
Nothing of this chair was salvageable except for the frame, so I was left to try to figure out how to replace the springs and what not. I purchased webbing from JoAnn Fabrics and set to stapling the webbing on the back and re-gluing weak points. I decided to replace the seat and back with thick foam.
Skipping ahead...I guess I forgot to take pictures of the shell of it...or of me painting it. Oops! Oh, well...Gotta remember this was BEFORE I had a blog.
I purchased a piece of 7" thick foam for the seat and 2" thick foam for the back from DIY Upholstery Supply as well as a roll of dacron polyester. I covered the foam with spray adhesive and then wrapped it in the poly.
Then I tried a "dry fit" before covering it in fabric. Yay! It fit! I also skipped the steps where I had to cut the foam in such a way that it would fit tight in the seat, but sit over the edge of the wood. Obviously, I was too engrossed in my frustration to take photos of the step-by-step process.
Jumping ahead...again....to the finished product!!
I adore grain-sack upholstery! So simple, yet so elegant and durable. And that texture...yummy!!
I liked it sooo much, I decided to keep it!!
This is how it looks in the Guest Bedroom.
So there you have it. What about you? Have you tackled a ridiculously gross project lately? What was it?