|Antique Store Find|
Time to finish up some UFP's (UnFinished Projects).
We found this somewhat dirty old chair at an antique store near Wilmington, North Carolina, way back in 2012 when we first landed in Southern Virginia. We needed another chair for our family reunion (anniversary) party that we were hosting in a few weeks, and the store gave us a real nice deal.
I had planned on reupholstering it after the party, and I did start by taking all the old fabric off. But then, I got side-tracked with moving into this house, remodeling it, then dealing with a bout with cancer. I haven't worked on it since, so its been sitting naked for years.
Although its been fun watching the cats (we had two then) try to jump onto the seat (immediately falling through), I decided it was time to finish this project. Yep, this is the year to put this chair back together. Now, if I could only remember how to reassemble it.
|Navy and White Fabric|
The Chair Back
|Chair Back, gluing|
|Chair Back, tacking piping in place|
I decided to try just gluing the 3 layers of fabric and foam together, then use brads to hold all the layers in place while I place just one layer of staples around the lip of the back.
|Back nearly done|
This part of the project was really simple because I just wrapped and then stapled the fabric around the foam-topped pressboard seat bottom. I've yet to get to the store to pick up some more non-woven backing to cover the staples and the screw holes on the underside of the chair. When I get it, I'll cut it to fit, then just glue it in place since there's no stress on the bottom of the chair. I may add a few staples just as an added measure, but it's not necessary because I'll be using a permanent glue like 6000.
Voila! Done, and ready to use again. Now, won't the cat be surprised. Wonder how long it'll take her to find out it's fixed.
(PS...if you use a linear print like this one, be sure to double check that you have it aligned well before attaching it. If you look carefully, you can see that I didn't, and the print is askew just a bit dagnabit). Oh, well, good enough for the folks who'll be sitting on it. Onto the next UFP .....
Until next time.........