Thursday, February 11, 2010

Make do chair...Its done........

Here we go again......The snow started yesterday and dumped a foot of snow over night and with white out conditions we couldn't even get outside to plow what snow was on the ground..
Today is another day plowing and shoveling out from the blizzard of 2010...


Keeping me inside gave me the opportunity to finish up my make do chair that I started last weekend when the first blizzard hit......I took an old chair that I had gotten from my grandparents farmhouse...














Took the seat cover off....I just unscrewed it from underneath the seat..














Painted the legs and seat area with flat black paint....I only gave it one coat of paint ....so it looked more aged...














Covered the seat with my homespun material....I used my nail gun to attach it from underneath..then screwed it back onto the chair frame...













Using plywood ...I cut out two back panels and two side panels for the arms...I made a L shape for the arms and attached them and the back to the frame of the chair...


Wrapped the plywood with quilt batting and then covered the batting with my homespun material......It took alittle time working with the material to keep it from wrinkling but I just took my time and I am pleased at the outcome of my first make do chair......I cut some muslin and coffee dyed it for the linen over the arm rest and for a throw for over the corner of the chair...Set my prairie doll on it and wa la ....its finished...



















By no means do I think that I am a pro at this....I am far from it....This was my first attempt at making one of these chairs...


When I see things in stores that are priced to far out my price range to buy it I just give it a good once over and see how it is made ......If you have the tools at home and the know how to run them its alot cheaper to make them yourself then paying outrageous prices in the stores...


I'm fortunate enough that hubby showed me how to use the power tools....I think he only done that because he got tired of me bugging him to make me things..... If I get stuck on something he is good to help me with the measuring and cutting of the wood...
So thanks for stopping by for a visit....I wish good health and happiness to everyone...
Until next time...
Prim hugs,
Trena


















14 comments:

Sheila said...

Your project turned out really nice. Glad you had something to work on inside where you were warm and dry! Can't believe the amount of snow everyone east of me is getting.
Stay warm and safe spring will be here soon-we hope!

Linda* ~ TheKeepingroom said...

Great job!

In His service, Anne said...

Very cool...Im gonna try one come springtime. Cant wait for the warmer weather.

~Judy~ said...

I think your chair look perfect. Job well done!

Lisa said...

Looks great. Don't ya feel great that you were able to make it yourself. Enjoy it!!

Hugs,
Lisa

Wanda/Ridge Farm Nesting Place said...

Love your chair!!!

lovetheprimlook said...

Love it !!!

Hugs, Angie

Carla said...

Your chair turned out great. I like the fabric you used.

Stacy Mathes said...

Fabulous job on the chair! I would love to make one of these one day! I think it looks very professional!
~Stacy

thesimpledaze said...

I think you did a great job.I've been waiting to see it done because I want to try one.So when you said you cut two pieces for the back was it one on the front side and one for the back side of the back of the chair?The sides you said are L shaped.How tall did you make the arms of the chair?I will probably do mine in the spring.Yours is so good congrads.

Karen/My Colonial Home said...

Your chair turned out beautifully!
Thanks for showing the steps....you really made it look easy.
I just might be able to do something like that!

Karen

At Home With Amy said...

You did a wonderful job Trena. How nice that your hubby showed you how to use the tools no matter what the reason.
Enjoy your weekend,
AMY

Willow said...

Trena,
This is AWESOME !!!! I'm Going to try this come spring time. Love love love the fabric you chose.
Prim Huggs n Blessins
TJ

Julie said...

I have been wanting to make one of these forever, but haven't gotten enough nerve to tackle it yet. YEAH for you! I love it!!!
You gave me more confidence, so I just may have to try it now.

Blessings,
Julie
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