The Hopeful Homesteader

The Hopeful Homesteader

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Restoring a pair of old chairs

In the old shed on the property we found two old chairs in really bad shape. Hannah decided she liked them and wanted restore them.

The frames weren't too bad but needed a bit of TLC.
The seats were in awful shape.
She has decided she wants to do her room in chocolate brown and a light blue so she set to work fixing her chairs.
She turned it upside down to begin tightening it up.

She's making sure everything is squared up.

She caught us taking pictures!
After she got the frames all tightened up and squared she spray painted them chocolate brown.

Side view after painting.

Front view after painting.
While she waited for the paint to dry she moved on to the cushions.
Removing the old upholstery.
Stapling on the new fabric.
After the new fabric is on - bottom view.

After the new fabric is on - top view.

Both recovered seats after new fabric and cardboard cover for bottom.

One of the finished chairs.
She's quite proud of the finished product and I must say I am extremely proud of her as well. She took something most people would call trash and made it into a very nice and completely functional item for her room.

Way to go Hannah!!!

21 comments:

  1. Great job Hannah! These are beautiful and I love your choice of colors. Enjoy them!

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  2. Hannah, you do nice work and have good color sense. How proud you must be.

    Peg

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  3. Gorgeous! What a great job you did! This skill can save you soo much money when you are older and furnishing your own home.

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  4. Great work Hannah! You could make throw pillows for your bed that match your chairs!

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  5. What a great job!! A wonderful finished product!!

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  6. Awesome! Every girl should learn to use power tools :)

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  7. I really like the fabric you chose for the seat. Looks nice in contrast with the dark chocolate paint. What's in mind for your next project?

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  8. Great job Hannah!!! The chairs look great :)

    Have a blessed evening!
    Sharon

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  9. WOW! What an amazing makeover. I couldn't even recognize them when you finished.

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  10. WTG Hannah! :) Very nice job on your remake of the chairs.

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  11. Warning, chairs can be addicting!
    Seriously, you did a great job!

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  12. It is quite possible to make a good living doing restorations. It's something you should consider based on how much you enjoy doing it and the final result.

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  13. I'm impressed! The chairs look great.

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  14. Way to go, Proud of you. It's great your doing such handie things. Angel

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  15. You did a great job!! Keep up the good work. There are so many hidden treasures out there that just need a little love.

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  16. Those look great! I love the color and fabric choices. Isn't it nice that you now have something uniquely yours and knowing that you did it yourself? I love that feeling.

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  17. AWESOME JOB! And I love the color and material of the seats! Can't wait to see your next project!

    Bigfoot2you

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  18. Wow they turned out great! I love your blog title...."The Hopeful Homestead..." :) Thanks for linking up! I love trash to treasure features!

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  19. Way to go on the chairs Hannah bug! I love them and the colors. You know I do that kind of thing too and I love it! Guess you get something from Aunt Katie after all :) and you rock at it I may add. Keep up, you will find all kinds of things in life that just need a lil TLC

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  20. Good job Hannah bug!!!! Grandma loves you.

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