Restored chair with fabric seat

So this was the state this chair was in when I picked her up from the side of the street. Actually, she was a little worse off because the wood was a sad, dirty blue color. A fresh coat of green spiced her up a bit but still left much to be desired.

Since I am not a chair weaver, caning expert, or patient, I decided to “make it work” with a 10-minute solution.

First things first, all those little pieces were simply stretched back onto the seat top and hot glued with a super-strength, super hot glue. (Do you know the glue is FAR less effective if it is not warmed up to its full heat capacity?? Just, like your oven – it is well worth it to pre-heat!)

After quickly affixing the woven pieces to the chair base, I simply layered two fabrics over the “messy” part.
The first is a placemat folded in two and the second was a winter scarf, knotted underneath the chair to keep it tight.

There was one other problem with this chair though…

The legs beat up badly.

Solution? A little bit of twine wrapped around the base of each leg and secured with twine.

So for $0 dollars and just 10 minutes, I’ve got an extra spot to stash clothes and books in the bedroom and I am happy as a lark!

Chair – FREE
Paint – Leftover
Placemats – Dining Room
Scarf – Coat Closet
Twine – Garden Shed
Hot Glue – Craft Closet

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