Monday, June 30, 2014
posting a picture of it, but hey that's how it looked.
What do you do with a chair like that? yeah, my husband told me, "bring it to the trash", but I just couldn't! I brought it to the basement to first try to re-upholster the seat, that's the only thing that was damaged.
It got flipped up-side down. At first I thought I could separate the seat's base by unscrewing 5 regular screws (yellow arrows), but nope, the ones with the red arrows had to be loosen too. An Allen wrench and a screw was all that was needed.
The ugly cover was quickly removed.
The new cover --->The burlap coffee sack I found on my last flea market trip. The old cover served as a guide. Padding was added to the seat before stapling the cover in place.
Once the seat was fixed, the leather back didn't go that well with the burlap, it needed a change too ;) I didn't see screws to take the front off the back plastic cover. I tried to pull it apart with no luck :(
I was now thinking of doing a slip for this part, but when my husband came home I asked him to see how this two pieces were put together, he reply oh, that's for sure by pressure, and he was right! I didn't have the kind of force to pull them apart though :/ They're connected on these four points:
Once apart, it got re-upholstered too. The burlap sack didn't have any more designs, so I painted two lines and a number that had a meaning to me.
This is how it looks now.
This makeover was very easy and it makes me uneasy to think that I also contemplated the idea of throwing it away! How many times we throw away stuff that requires simple makeovers. Crazy!
My red lines didn't match the color perfectly but who cares :)
I like all its imperfections, even the stains the coffee sack had. ;)
This is how it looks in the "new" room:
More Projects going to this room:
Guest room reveal.
How the room looked before, right HERE.
The direction I want to give this room HERE.
Painted Designs on Floor, right HERE.
Diy Daybed from spring box
Old Lamps transformed
Old Window Memo Board
Diy Round Mirror
Tripod Side Table
Black out curtains