Sittin' pretty!July 2nd, 2011 in member junk
I traded a bunch of Gamecock gear that my son didn't use anymore for a table and chairs. As you can see, the chairs were really ugly. (The table is too so it's in the workshop as a work table now.)
We have a barrel table and chairs in our breakfast nook, which is where my family almost always eats since I turned my dining room into a sitting room. I really love my barrel table and chairs but these chairs are soooo comfy! I just couldn't stand how ugly they were so this is what we did:
We took 2 of these chairs completely apart, cleaned the parts, Kryloned (is that a word?) the gold brassy parts, sanded and poly-stained the wood parts, washed the cushions (they were really gross) and recovered them, reassembled them and holy macadamia nuts, 2 "new" chairs for me and "honey-britches".
Now, that sounds all easy-peasy but let me just tell you, I put the first chair back together wrong 3 times, almost fell out of it, couldn't figure out what I'd done wrong (hence, the 3 times), then realized I'd covered the wrong side of the wooden bottom. Of course, I had to take it all apart (which involved taking out about a gazillion stapes) and redo the process. So not fun but worth it in the end.
I have 2 more that I haven't decided what to do with yet. To be contined...
Pattern or design used: My own design
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