The Quilted Chair


Sorry I’ve gone missing in action. With spring here the increased amount of work took over my life. I hope to have more fun stuff to share soon!

So I bought this stinky, ugly, dirty chair at Goodwill. I think the clerk thought I was crazy. I asked her to hold it for me while I shopped around some more.

the look on her face was interesting to say the least.

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Can you see the dirt? It was nasty. It was also solid, and had gone bones.

So, she came home with me.

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Needless to say she lived in the garage until I had time to devote to her!

Then one day while on hold for a phone call for 1 hour 18 minutes, I started to rip her apart. I started with the trim, then disassembled her in the order she was put together.

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So off came the dust cover. Everything looks solid in the spring department. I also sanded the wood. It is that red Mohogany that is awful to paint strip and cover.

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Trying to to get it apart with ripping it up to bad.

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The structure is in good shape. The batting is pretty nasty, so it will need replaced.

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Here it is with the new cotton. I reused the horsehair and woven seat insert. I sanded, painted with a primer to block the red, then painted with a mix of milk paint layered in colors.

I got her all stripped, cleaned, and painted. The all new batting, and padding. I had several things in my upholstery stash. There was one piece that really seemed to work for this chair. It was an older quilt the had a huge hole in it. Perfect. A “cutter” quilt.

So I got started cutting out and matching up the pattern in the quilt, all the time working around a couple of holes.

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This shows just how dirty and nasty this chair was!

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So after cutting then a covered the chair in it’s new clothes.

She turned out pretty cute!

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Her backside is awesome too!

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She is for sale. And I will post where she will be located soon.

Thanks for checking in,

Hugs,

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A quick Goodwill stop pays off

So I ran an errand today, and got my haircut. It had been a while, I try to keep it shorter now. Not as long as it was in the past. Today it doesn’t touch my shoulders.

On my way I had time to stop at our local Goodwill. Today it was 1/2 price Blue day. I’m not sure where you live if Goodwill changes their colors on what days. I haven’t tracked the color changes to know what the rotation is. Maybe I like the surprise of it when I go in!

It seems I always find a treasure, a brand new muffin tin, a mini whip for milk paint, a piece of something I can use, collect, or pass on to someone. Once in a while I find a piece of furniture to remake. When that happens I am happy. I become even happier when said piece is very reasonable! (Cheap)

Today that happened. My treasure had an Orange tag, not discounted. But it was ok I was happy with what I got. And left with 3 treasures.
I have a new obsession, it is with chairs. More on my chair addiction in another post, anyway here is my haul from today.

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This lovely thing with its odor came home with me for a makeover. The price was right! You will see the after shots when it is finished. I can’t decide what to upholsterer it in any ideas? The crushed blue velvet has to go.

These came home too.

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Sorry about the hand, but wanted someone to see how many corks were in this bag  it is full, I have a couple of projects lined up to use them with. Plus I will gift some these.

My last purchase was this old liquor bottle. It made me laugh that it said
“Federal law forbids sale or re-use of this bottle”

Said bottle was 1/2 price.

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Who get into trouble for selling it?

So I have a new, or I guess a few more projects to work on, guess it keeps me out of trouble.

Hugs

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