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A Little Bit of Sanity and A Lot of Chaos: Freebie chair, downer post, beware.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Freebie chair, downer post, beware.

You know how you've got projects that are just waiting for you....that's what this was. It was just waiting. I wanted to do it, but I knew it was going to take time and I like projects that are done in a jiffy. But, it was a freebie! A friend of mine grabbed it out of someone's garbage and gave it to me. What a great friend! I love a good dumpster find!

I wasn't worried about the tufting. Piece of cake. Not worried about the color or fabric choice. Got it. I was FREAKING out about the cushion! I had no idea what to do. I really should learn to make a cover for it. Really, I know I should, but I was so nervous about it, I was thinking about including the cushion with the bottom of the chair and not make it removable...

So, one afternoon I After I carefully started taking the chair apart. Nice and easy, pulling staples, paying attention to details....ALL FOR NOTHING...yep. That's right. I started taking it apart and found that the leg was cracked in half and inside the chair the wood was rotting and I'm pretty sure an animal made a home inside at some point.

I'm so sad for the chair. My first chair that could not be rescued. Breaks my heart a little.



Blogger Anita said...

Did it have any parts that you could salvage and repurpose? Old springs or something? What a fine chair you were. All fancy with your diamond tufting and damask fabric. RIP old chair!

April 24, 2010 at 8:34 AM  
Blogger {The Classy Woman} said...

So sad. :( One thing about garbage finds and even some goodwill finds is you don't know what might be living in fabric and cushion.

I love transformations with old upholstered furniture but I've heard of some people infesting their whole home with bugs after picking up a craigslist find or a curb side treasure. Just be careful, it's good that you checked it out first!

April 24, 2010 at 10:03 AM  
Blogger Kelsey said...

What a bummer! Kirsty I totally have a free chair for you! Its SUPER cute and I've had it in my garage for two years and not done a thing with it. I got it free off craigslist...no funky smells...good frame...sturdy and super charming! I want it re-done SO bad but I just don't have it in me so I was gonna put it back on CL even though I've already removed most of the fabric and it looks hideous right now. I wonder how expensive it would be to ship it to you...hm...

April 24, 2010 at 11:01 AM  
Blogger Magic Brush said...

Oh that stinks so bad. I'm soooooo sorry for you.

April 24, 2010 at 12:03 PM  
Blogger Nikki said...

That is very sad. It could have been a really neat looking chair with a little love.

April 24, 2010 at 3:53 PM  
Blogger Tonia Hobbs said...

Just came across your blog! Very Cute! What talent you have. . .

April 24, 2010 at 5:00 PM  
Blogger Ruby Red Slippers said...

Sorry-but I just bet you have something else to show us that did work out-because you are creative like that!

April 25, 2010 at 4:01 PM  
Blogger Kendall said...

Oh darn! And it had so much potential!

May 4, 2010 at 12:53 AM  

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