Well Lisa— yes, I DID!
uh, yeah~this is gonna date me- and how LONG I’ve been doin’ this stuff. I must digress a bit here first…
1999–it was one of my trips back here to my mother’s to visit AND work on a few projects for her—like,
building this banquette,
for her using a king sized headboard.
Her city happened to be holding a big, organized “Charity Garage Sale” in an old vacant downtown building. Sounded interesting and of course I made a point of going!
I found & bought this beauty salon chair! $5
THIS is NOT how it looked as I bought it~THIS was MY doing!
We’ve all dealt with something like that at some point, am I right?
What you see pictured was all my doing. Once CLEANed, I could see the MANY screws holding it all together and took it completely apart to REwork.
I remember a suggestion to just spray paint the vinyl–which was somehow in amazing condition~protected by the filth?–but I was more interested in playing with this toile! To keep things simple though, I did COVER OVER the vinyl. Which also makes it water proof!
Originally I intended to sell it in the Kane County flea market~that we used to do! Folks were ALL OVER IT but I realized I just couldn’t let it go! So it went home to Phoenix with me and lived in my master bath. It was a bougie luxury to sit in each morning doing my hair and makeup!
I brought it to my mother’s home a few years ago since I’ve somehow become her personal hairdresser –wt…?– and it makes the task easier.
And there it sits, in her kitchen. The kiddos fight over who gets to sit in it—or should I say SPIN in circles! And- it works well as a booster seat!