I did it! Even though the heat was atrocious, I just couldn't wait any longer to finish my chair. A few posts back I asked for help deciding on which fabric to use on the chair seat. No one picked Option D, but that is the fabric I chose. Mostly because I decided that I wanted to paint the chair red and the fabric matched perfectly. I have to say, this project went so much quicker than I thought it would. I had primered the chair yesterday so all I had to do was add the red paint today. Its not a perfect paint job, but I absolutely love the way it turned out. I was going to distress it after painting, but the fabric is so modern looking, I thought that distressing would take away from it.
The funny thing is, that when I finally removed the old fabric, I found that my Nanny had recovered the chair as well. I thought she had bought it with the ugly green home dec fabric, but apparently, she bought it with some kind of funky animal print fabric and recovered it. It was so degraded and gross I couldn't even take pictures of it. It actually fell apart as I removed it. I was hoping to reuse the padding, but that wasn't going to happen, so I used quilt batting and went to work. I hit a slight snag when the staples for the new staple gun I bought didn't fit, but I was able to reuse the small upholstery tacks that were used on the original piece and it turned out just fine. Now the seat is much cushier than before and it brightens up my studio.
What do you think?
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