Saturday, January 9, 2010

Bedford House Love: Project # 1

Bedford House Love: Project # 1

Project # 1

As I told you I just LUUUUUUUURVE the thrift store, I'm in there so much that they literally know me by projects. I promise the store mgr. that if he gives me a good deal then I'll bring before and after pics. I went in the other day and our eyes locked, our souls knew they were compatible. Will I marry you? Ofcourse I will..........Then I brought you home.....

Right into the garage with the other love affairs:) Please don't feel like you're just another affair, I'm gonna handle you with TLC starting now. I have never reupholestered a chair before but Kate over at .centsational girl gave me the courage, please check her out!! I took pics as I ripped him apart (poetic isn't it?)

After I stripped him down I decided to sand him using a fine grit pad, then I painted him white (spray paint ofcourse) I used rustoleum.                                                                                                 

I know what you're thinking, WHITE! Yes white, it's for my daughter's room ( a work in progress) and I kinda need for it to blend with the existing pieces. The next step involved me going through my photos so I could put humpty dumpty back together again:o)

I started with the back of the chair first, I  kept  all the pieces since I was only recovering it. I used a staple gun and stapled the top bottom and sides of fabric in that order, don't forget to give it a tug for a taut finish.

That little hand up there is the mini me aka Vanna White. I guess I didn't photo the next steps. Anyhoo I stapled the back piece to the chair after I covered it, I then covered the seat and screwed it to the the bottom...........................Here he is all finished, The perfect gentleman for my daughter's room:)
So......Whatcha think????

A new start!

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