Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Ugh. Cuss word! (Chair make over #2)

This was one of THOSE projects.
The kind that makes a person procrastinate projects of this sort in the future.
I had an idea in my head about how I thought this chair would look when I was done with it.

It's a little wire chair that I got from a friend many, many years ago.
Makenzie has had it in her room and it's been fun keeping it the way it was.
 Every time she changed the look of her room, we would buy a new toilet seat cover to put on the seat. They always fit perfectly and there are so many choices! :)

Well.....I had an old round pillow that I cut open so I could use the stuffing on the seat. I carefully covered it with batting and stapled the batting down.

 Then I added the fabric and stapled it down.
And, if you're wondering,
YES, my hand was really cramping trying to use that big clunky staple gun.

I trimmed it up really nice and neat underneath.

 Do you see my markings on the bottom? I was being so careful to make sure that the seat fit perfectly back on the chair once it was  completed.

I wanted to make it have a tufted look so I decided to add a covered button to the middle of the seat. I attached it using wire. I brought the wire up through a hole in the bottom of the seat, looped the button on and put it back down through the hole.
 I pulled it tight with pliers and stapled the wire down in place.
 While I was covering the seat, the chair,
that I had spray painted a glossy black, was drying out in the garage.
I was so excited to bring it in and attach the seat!
 And that was when I cussed.

 It wasn't a "bad" swear, it was just a little one.

I cussed because I noticed that the stripes weren't centered on the seat.

And, the button wasn't centered either.

Not to mention that it made the seat look like it had a giant belly button.


So, I gave myself a 24 hour cooling off period.......
and started over.

Here is the big reveal!

Centered striped and no belly button.
I feel much better.
No more cussing for me.

At least for now. ;}


Gettysburg Homestead said...

That chair turned out to cute!!!! I would think that a button in the middle of your bum would be a little uncomfy too :)

rachel said...

Your chair turned out great!

Linda ★ Parker's Paradise said...

I'm going to agree with the first comment. That button would be a pain in the a**. There I've said it.
Mike says the first lesson they teach carpenters is - measure twice, cut once. I think you can see how this would apply to numerous situations......
The chair looks great. I love it! Would be adorable in a bath or dressing area. :)
BTW~ have you considered parting with any of those sock dryers yet?

Geesha~from kindred primitives said...

Jo-Anne I really like your new, and improved, take two kinda chair! You did a good job!

Jen said...

Your chair turned out great, it looks so good! I just had to laugh because I would of done the same-cursed and walked away for a bit :)- I am starting a chair redo this weekend and another redo project also so I hope it all goes like I have pictured in my head!
The Olde Willow

Burklund Blogger said...

You're so brave to attempt all these fun little projects... and the final piece is always stunning! So proud of you, well done!

Andrea said...

this is so stinkin' cute. loved it the first time but loved it bigger the second :)