Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Before and After

On Saturday, we stopped by a thrift store on a hunt for some simple bar stools.  We found them, along with this ugly chair.  We had been looking for a computer chair for our new desk top computer.  It needed to be a short one and comfortable.  I spotted this and tried it out, found it to be very comfortable despite it's ugliness.  It was a little taller than we wanted, but knew it could be cut down to size.  That night, Chuck took it apart, so I could cover the chair pad and back rest with some material I had already purchased on a bargain table for under $5.00.  The next day, he cut two inches off the legs, then sanded the wood parts finding it to be a beautiful walnut. He then stained and put a protective coating on the rest of it. After it dried we put it back together and are very pleased with the results.  It was a fast, fairly easy project and very rewarding.  Also, the first time I'd ever recovered a piece of furniture.

3 comments:

mommyx12 said...

Wow, nice job. You guys really made that one over!

Candace@craftysisters-nc said...

I like your fabric choice and the fact you were willing to cut it to meet your needs! Good work!

Chad and Jessica's Family said...

That looks soooooo good!!! I love it. Wow, great job!!!
Jesscia