Sunday, 28 February 2010

Frugal Friday (Jan 2 2009)

Exhibit A: Purchased 2001, wrecked by five children; Okay, okay, it was the last three who have wrecked it - just in case the Twenty something and the Teen get all narky!


TheCrone said...

13 Responses to “Frugal Friday”
1.Susana Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 7:32 am e

Well done. Staple guns are fun aren’t they? I am surprised you went with a light fabric again. Hopefully the little ones are old enough now not to dirty the chairs again. They look like you’ve had them done professionally. Fantastic!

2.admin Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 7:36 am e

It was the only fabric I had in my stash suitable to do the chairs with LOL - the whole no spend bit hehehe

3.Goingalittlebitferal Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 5:34 pm e

Looks good. Well done!

4.Kathy Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 5:38 pm e

Wow, that is amazing. We have very similar dining chairs and the same issue with kids wrecking them. Was it hard to do? Would someone with next to no experience with cloth related hobbies be able to do it.
5.Kylie Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 6:56 pm e

Looks great. There are six more at my place which could do with an overhaul if you are interested….

6.admin Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 7:25 pm e

Kathy it was very very simple. I measured the seat and added 10cm’s to the measurement all around. Cut all six fabric squares out and sent The Husband out to the local hardware store to buy a medium priced staple gun ($18.99). Placed the seat in the centre of the fabric and attached one side with three staples. Turned the seat to the opposite side and did the same. Turned to one of the sides, ditto. Other side, ditto.

That left me with four sticking out corners. I pulled them flat but with darts/folds so that they sat around the corner nicely. Then stapled them into place. Finally I stapled the gaps so that everything was neat and flat.

Carefully trimmed the excess fabric from the seat and screwed the seat back to the chair.

Give it a go! The fabric was from the $5 buy the bolt remant table last year Says:

January 2nd, 2009 at 7:53 pm e

they look great L. Luckily for me ours are have elastic and once the seat is unscrewed come off easily. however i am now inspired to actually wash them

8.nathalie Says:

January 3rd, 2009 at 4:52 am e

They look great Crone! I was about to Vax mine as they badly need it too, but since reading these comments I might just check if ours have elastic and can be washed first - that would be handy. In fact, I’m thinking that if they don’t, I might make some covers that do have elastic to make it easier down the track.
Don’t you love the ideas that float about these blogs!

TheCrone said...

9.naturewitch Says:

January 3rd, 2009 at 7:55 am e

Hi Crone

Really impressed! Those chairs do look very professional. Maybe you could even earn a few garden $$$ by doing them for other people?

Funnily enough, I was looking at our chairs the other day and eyeing off upholstery fabric in the Lincraft sale catalogue, but wasn’t sure whether I could do a neat enough job. But your instructions make it sound OK. Thanks.

One question - did you remove the old fabric first or just put the new over the top? xx

10.molly Says:

January 3rd, 2009 at 10:18 am e

Brilliant job, I agree with Susana, looks like a professional finish!

11.T Says:

January 6th, 2009 at 10:48 pm e

They look great, Croney!! Well done!
12.Michelle Says:

January 9th, 2009 at 8:02 am e

That chair looks brand spanking new. Great job. The kids certainly do damage to the furniture LOL. I had to throw out one of our one seater leather lounges - but it was 17 years old and they had actually gone through the bloody thing

13.Kristen Says:

January 12th, 2009 at 4:42 am e

Just magnificent! I have at least one kitchen chair in need of recovering - you’ve got me seriously tempted to attempt a DIY job!