My husband found this old dining chair at the Salvation Army (Sallie's as my sister-in-law refers to it!), on sale for $9.99. Woo hoo! I love it when I get picture mail and it is a project for us to work on. We needed a chair for my daughter's desk and I had been looking for something similar, but kept finding them for $25+ on CL. I knew I could find one for less. Or the husband could. He is quite the thrift store shopper. I am starting to love thrift stores, but they always used to give me the heebie jeebies. Just dusty and I am really allergic to dust, so I always leave with scratchy skin. Ick. Don't know how I manage to survive in this house with a dust allergy.
I did the sanding, priming and painting on the wood and my husband worked on the seat. The base of the seat is a hardwood frame and has springs. I guess I was just expecting a piece of wood with a pad on it. Like almost everything but that lovely pink side table, she wanted the chair to be all creme. She picked out a piece of jacquard fabric from Joann's and I purchased a new cushion and batting from Walmart. Since she is going to spend a lot of time in front of the computer, I want this chair to be more comfortable than it originally was. The husband removed a million staples and about 40 nails, then it was ready for it's facelift. As you can see in the "after" photos, the seat is a lot plumper now and is much more comfortable. Oh, I didn't put poly on this because I wanted it to get a little beat up looking. I figure it will be pushed into the desk daily, so hopefully it will distress the legs and the back.
|Sad, lonely chair, covered with sale stickers!|
|Nice cushy seat!|
Primer (1/3 can) 1.29
Cushion and Batting 13.00
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