In December I shared the makeover I gave on a $4 chair from Goodwill that you can read about in this post .
I mentioned that the coat of polycrylic that I put on clumped/ yellowed in a lot of spots, and the wood on the bottom of the seat that I secured the fabric to fell off the first time I sat on it. Both things bothered me, but I just lived with it.
When I did my barstool makeover I decided that the fabric from this chair would be a perfect match, so I stripped the poor thing and it sat like that in the garage for weeks.
Well I finally got the motivation to fix it back up. It was very happy :)
As a reminder, this is what it looked like when I brought it home. Not bad, but not me.
This is what it looked like during the first makeover. Again, not bad but I still wasn't 100% happy with it.
I started by putting another coat of white paint on to hide the nasty poly that looked like tree sap, and did another sanding to distress it.
I just left it topcoatless for now. It doesn't get a lot of use and if it does start to need one, I'll be a little more careful when I apply it.
This time I used liquid nails to attach my scrap pieces to the bottom of the chair. A much better choice than hot glue peeps. Not sure what I was thinking before...(oh right it was the holidays and I was a little scatter brained!)
I also used a piece on each edge, as opposed to just one in the center. It makes more sense since all of the butt weight goes straight to the center.
I put some bricks on while they were drying.
I also cut my batting to the same shape of the seat this time. It's amazing how much you learn when you re-do a project!
As you can see, there was a lot less excess.
I did the same for the new material (which I love!!)
And here it is now--SO much better! I still haven't screwed it back on yet, I've been a little lazy lately :)
The new fabric is a white quilting material that I found at Joann's for super cheap. It's different but I think it looks awesome.
I think I'm finally happy now. Sometimes it takes a couple of rounds before I'm totally happy with a project, but that's ok!
How about you? Have you ever had to re-do a project because it was driving you insane or am I alone haha?
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