Wednesday, July 31, 2013

folded up.

Remember my retro folding chairs that I made Ben go pick up in Ann Arbor and then Emmy generously drove them to DC? See this post for a refresher if you don't! Well, they are all but finished and ready to be used in the backyard.

Here are some before pictures...

This project ended up taking a bit longer than I had anticipated and I also haven't had a whole lot of time to focus on it but step one was washing down the chairs and taking them apart...

 And then I took off the vinyl green covers...

At this point, I measured out and started cutting the fabric down. I got the fabric from Mood Designer Fabrics and I really like it. I actually didn't get to use both sides of it for this project but love how it can be reversed and it has a little stretch to it.


Not pictured now is the process of fitting the fabric over the chairs and stapling it all. It took much longer than expected and didn't turn out as snug and tight as I would have liked, but it seems fine as of now...

At the same time, I used a primer on the metal frames...


And finally got down to spray painting the frames. In full disclosure, I am not totally sold on the color (it's a little too watermelon for me) but it adds a pop of color and we tend to go for a lot of neutrals in the house, so always good to change it up.

And last night, I finally got around to putting the chairs back together. Here is a look at the transformation...


Not bad, right? Here is the full cycle of chair life!

4 comments:

  1. These are SO SO cute. You rock.

    ReplyDelete
  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete
  3. This comment has been removed by the author.

    ReplyDelete