Tightening the Belt(s)

March 14th, 2011 in member junk     
shamrockerin shamrockerin, member
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sorry that it turned out sideways
a close-up of the seat
sorry that it turned out sideways

sorry that it turned out sideways

I know that some other people have done belt chairs before, but this is my first one.

This ladder back chair was given to us by my bf's parents. It had the rope/raffia type seat, but my cat decided it made a wonderful scratching post instead.

It got to the point where the seat was actually coming apart all over the place, so I cut the rest of it off.

I shopped at Goodwill for a couple of weeks, always making sure to get the belts that were on sale (the color of the week tags). I just finished it this morning.

It's really comfortable- no need for a seat cushion! :)

I wanted to keep it in the same color family as the chair, but maybe next time I'll try some funkier colors.

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Comments (6)

shamrockerin writes: Thanks everyone! I secured the belts simply by stretching them as tightly as I could (real leather belts work best) as I wove them together and I fastened them together on the underside. The underside shows all the buckles and loose ends.

You really have to make the belts as tight as possible otherwise the seat will sag. Posted: 5:00 am on March 20th
junkermidge writes: Oh wow! That turned out great! I love the combination of colors it creates. I was wondering the same thing about how you attached the belts.
Midge Posted: 7:58 pm on March 19th
KMcG73 writes: Very ingenious! Posted: 1:16 pm on March 16th
MakinItHappen writes: That looks fantastic, Erin.
Posted: 10:09 am on March 16th
JunkSituation writes: Workin' on my "to-do" list for today.... #1 on the list? Go to goodwill !!! What a great idea! Very classy! Posted: 3:42 am on March 16th
junqueartiste writes: I like that! And I have some chairs just like it...How did you secure the belts in place??? Very interested in making one. Posted: 1:50 pm on March 14th
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