Estate Sale Chairs (3)

I’ve hit a snag. You know, I feel bad for all those folks who are looking at this project, because it really is an easy thing to do and these particular chairs just happen to have a unique (and rather lame) backing to them. So, if you’re thinking of doing this same type of project with a chair you find at a rummage or estate sale, do it! I promise you it’s very easy.

When I last left you, I had run out of staples. I got some more. Now, here’s what I’m dealing with. The chair backing has a tight (and cheap) board which leaves no room for batting or even much material.

So where do I attach it? I can try to nail right through the material and then glue on a finished piece of material from the back, but that could mean the front material would rip. I could drill a new hole in the back, but I have to be careful not to split the board.

I have very small nail gun (that works with my staple gun) but the nails don’t reach the backing properly. So my hubby is going to try and borrow a brad nailer from one of his buddies, and I’m going to see if that works.

So… a snag. But I’ll figure it out. These chairs (even with the material and batting) were so cheap that I’m not giving up on them because they were such a deal! Besides that, look how cute they are going to look:

(My dog likes them, too.)

Comments

  1. says

    The shadow catesd by the text seem too intense and if there is a vignette around the whole image the text also should receive some darkening on the sides, otherwise it looks badly blended. Overall – interesting, however it’s something kinda easy to do.

  2. says

    Gregory your comment is rllaey interesting and illuminating. It is about time this addressed. We have something similar in the States, the East Coast Irish Catholic Mafia, of which the Kennedys and Cuomos are the greatest examples-pro-choice is only one of their horrible stands. Sadly, those of us in the Midwest could see the East Coast Catholic rot and not do anything about it. Cardinal Dolan is helping, but the problems, which cover many dioceses, including that which holds the Capitol, as great and deep.

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