SHIELD-back chairs—and table.
The table –ehh– but how I love a shield-back chair! And, well, that table does have some fun legs to use in a future project!
Free is always good, but is it truly—FREE?
In THIS instance, NO.
FREE means WORK. LOTS of WORK.
All four chairs were SO loosey-goosey and with some open joints, that I just grabbed the appropriate tools and knocked each completely apart. It took a good bit of time, but I REglued every. single. joint.
Those chairs are now really S O L I D. ↑ from CL ad ↓
I love the fleur de lis backs!
I set the chairs aside giving them over night/24 hours to fully set up and dry, and moved on to stripping off the nasty, soiled, fur encrusted fabric from the seats. -Just gross enough -I donned some gloves—eeeeewwwwww!
After stripping down the double layers of fabric, I beefed up the padding, then REcovered with a botanical print. BUT- each seat has a different interpretation of the print!
*I toyed with sewing a box cushion and welting, but considering their REsale value—I couldn’t justify adding that much more work. Oh well.
I took the easy way out and sprayed each chair with a soft white primer, sanded & sealed. Period. Time was running out to take them to the pop-up show and my Time-Materials-to-REsale was NOT adding up. So much for “FREE.”
but they were really pretty!
Trust me! ; D
They didn’t sell during the show and I was bummed—
but Hip-Hip HooRaY!
A fellow vendor snatched ’em up before I could load them again.