Reviving More Found Objects

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I picked up this cute bistro chair at GIRO last Saturday and today I gave it a quick make over. Ta da!

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It had obviously seen better days, the paint was chipped and the fabric seat, which was once white I assume, was badly stained and moldy. I unscrewed the seat and tore off the old white fabric revealing another layer of orange vinyl… someone had already spruced it up at one point! Haha.

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I blasted it with the same yellow spray paint I used when I refinished a very similar-in-style plant stand last year. I also pulled out the hugenormous bag of stuffing I got free at a garage sale last summer and put a little extra padding under the new layer of fabric.

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I centred the pattern and gradually stapled all the edges down so it sat straight and tight. Once it was in place I trimmed the fabric and put a few extra staples in for good measure.

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^ So much better!

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We reattached the seat to the frame and it’s all done! All in all it only took about an hour, including dry time, and it is ready to live a 3rd life haha. And it matches the plant stand!

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