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Sunday, December 17, 2006

DIY Project: Reupholstering Dining Chairs - Part 2 of 2

I'm finally done! I purchased a playful pattern that ties colors that I have around the house . It's an outdoor fabric that's waterproof so hopefully, droppings will not stain too badly. For the cushion, I used a 1" high density foam and extra loft batting. I have one down and another one to go. Then, I'm off to find my second set!

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8 comments:

** Terramia ** said...

A job well done! Congrats...

CeLee said...

Thank you - I appreciate you coming back to check in :)

island spice said...

It looks amazing! Good job!

Anonymous said...

Wow! Great job.
Please forgive me as I asked the same question about your green rocking chair (that was so fabulous), but did you use a brush or a spray paint? If a brush, what kind? My attempt left major brush strokes and your photos look flawlessly smooth. Maybe it's the paint I'm using. Help please! :)

CeLee said...

I used a brush - spray paint is not a good option because you can't control how the paint layers onto the piece. If you are having issues w/ seeing the strokes, I'd recommend using a 320 grade or higher sand paper for softening. Also, you should invest on a high quality brush (~ $7). You won't be disappointed ... less likely to see the stroke marks. Good luck & thanks for checking back in.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the brush tips/advice. Big difference. :)

Anonymous said...

that looks like a saarinen.. replaced the docksta with the real deal?

Nan said...

I've been looking for chairs to pep up my inherited Saarinen table since forever. Matching the chair fabric to the wall hanging...amazing. I wish you could show me what to do with my ugly space.