I finished her off last week & I also got the chance to use my new nail/staple gun, that I purchased with a coupon for $14.99 at Harbor Freight, normally $34.99.
Valspar is giving out FREE paint samples & mine came about two weeks ago. I thought the chair would be a perfect chance to try the paint. Only one paint sample per household....so make it a good one, or send one to three other people you know, like me..lol.
See those hair line fractures? That's were my little one broke off the top piece. I had to do some miner surgery on her before painting : )
My son chose this blue/gray velvety fabric.
What the seat looked like before
All the springs had come un-done.
I had to glue this piece back together.
And, look what I found again, The roman numerals. Like HERE.
I was going to re-spring the seat, but I had NO idea were to start! So, the next best thing was make a new one out of 1/4" plywood.
Traced it out, and I cut it out along the in-side of the lines with the jig saw.
Made a little hole for this joint.
Nailed it together from the under side.
Filled in the negative space with Polyfill before laying the batting on top of the polyfill.
This is it laid up-side down.
Make sure your fabric lines up on either sides.
Don't mind my chipping nail polish!!
Nailed the fabric down and cut off the excess. I found a really good tutorial on reupholstering seat cushions at Natty by Design
~ Desiree ~