The 365 Day Challenge

My goal is to create something every day using something from my craft cupboard. I am a self-confessed fabric addict and just love to fossick through thrift shops and find treasures.

So here goes. Live, love, recycle and get crafting.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Day 35 - Reclaimed chair gets a second life.

I live on a bush block of 7 1/2  acres and I recently found this old chair around the side of my house (I moved in about 4 months ago). It was behind my water tanks so I hadn't really been around there since we bought the place. It was a bit weathered and slightly warped but still very strong and quite comfortable to sit on. I knew it needed rescuing as soon as I laid eyes on it. I've been working on it for a couple of days and here it is.

I still wanted it too have an old shabby look so I cleaned it up a bit and then added a thin layer of paint in some mauve and rose. Here it is after a wee bit of paint.

Then I used some decoupage glue to glue strips of fabric to the seat area and some lace along the top.

Finally, I made the back piece. For the back I used this gorgeous Amy Butler fabric from my stash and sewed on a pink fleece backing to make it soft to lean into and also to add body to the fabric. I stretched this around the chair and nailed it to the back.

There you have it, a tea party chair.  All ready for scones and tea. Well, Andy likes it anyway.

Before and after pictures side by side

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  1. Oh I love what you did here! You really made drab into fab!! I love it so much I'm featuring it at Drab to Fab this week!

    Come on over, grab a badge if you'd like, and party some more with me.

    Congrats! Have a lovely weekend :)

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice