Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Chair Redo…

Here is the “before” picture…

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Here is a “during” picture…

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And, I don’t have an “after” picture. I’m not done yet. Some of the springs have sprung on this chair and I’m debating with myself…do I want to try to fix it…or take the springs off and add a piece of plywood and then cover it with 6” foam and memory foam? I Just. Can’t. Decide. HELP!

This is a cool bit of ephemera found on the chair – look!


This is what the chair was stuffed with – I really wish the “Date of Delivery” line had been filled in but what I do know about this chair is that it belonged to my friend Julie’s husband’s grandma. According to the tag the oldest it could be would be 1929. I have a feeling this is going to sit in my kitchen for a LONG time until I make up my mind. I would appreciate ANY input.

Besides that project I’ve started Spring Cleaning. I spent 6 hours cleaning my pantry yesterday. WHAT! It wasn’t “dirty” but I took everything off the shelves and wiped them down and sorted and purged and scrubbed and organized. When I showed my hubbie I think he thought I was going off my rocker…cause it looks pretty much the same as when I started…today I’ll focus on the back entry…how can a small house get so large?! Happy Crafting!!


Michele {The Scrap Shoppe} said...

If you don't have to replace *too* many springs, I would go that route. I think they would last longer in the end than the foam. Of course, if you think you're going to want to revamp the upholstery again down the road, the foam would be easier! Can't wait to see the makeover!

Julie said...

If I was doing it I really don't know. I did like the springy of the seat but if you're going to use it in the office the wood and foam would make it taller. It's hard to decide I know, that's why it's at your house now. Holler if you need help, you know I'm here.
Take care Kim. Thanks for the comment on my ring too (voice) I'm getting to like it more and more, will take a little time but it's from mama, that makes it the best no matter what.
Talk to you tomorrow.

Groovy Pumpkin said...

Hi there Kim,

I just came across your Blog via Amyshandmadevintage's blog. If the chair was mine, I'd prefer to restore it using the springs, as it will be more authentic, and comfortable, and may last a longer time too - just thought I'd add my input!!

Hope you have a lovely day,

Jane xx

Lafe's Hidden Treasures said...

Can't wait to see the finished chair. Enjoy your weekend.

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