chair hole fix

February 10th, 2009 in member junk     
2 users recommend

This chair had a hole in the cane back.  It could have been pricey to repair but I decided to pull out the decoupage and fabric and voila!  A whole new look.Okay heres how I did this...

I trimmed the rough pieces of cane.  Then used a piece of heavy duty paper like oak tag and glued it over the hole as a patch.  Then I used a generous amount of nonwashable white glue to adhere the fabric to the back of the chair. Let that dry completely, then trimmed the excess with exacto knife and coated with modge podge a few coats to seal. Some fabrics are more absorbant than others and require more glue.  Stay away from anything thick. Depending on the fabric I imagine you could use a different fabric on the back  to add interest and make it more funky.  I hope this helps! Cheers...Kelly

Pattern or design used: My own design - Groovy Green Designs
posted in: member junk, furniture, living room, fabric, blue, alternative

Comments (5)

suewhitney writes: This is what I call a perfect fix! Nice work.

Happy Junking,
Sue Posted: 8:37 am on February 11th
irishrovr writes: A very clever - and beautiful - restoration!

Eileen Posted: 6:03 pm on February 10th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Wow! Total transformation! Thanks for sharing.
Candy Posted: 4:40 pm on February 10th
georgiamoon writes: That's what I want to know too. How did you do this..exactly? Did you just cover the caning with the fabric and use the fabric mod podge or what? We really need more details...this is a fantastic way to repair caning without the expense.I love the idea of it, Georgia Posted: 12:53 pm on February 10th
shamrockerin writes: I'll have to remember this trick! I see cane chairs all the time that need fixing, but I never knew how to go about it.

What's the best method when decoupaging with fabric? Posted: 9:44 am on February 10th
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