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Grandma’s Chair, renewed!

I’m really excited to show off this finished chair!  I had fun recovering it with some of Amy Butler’s new Love collection.  I ended up ripping some seams from the old cover to make sure I would have the proper fit.  I just cut the pieces like they were a pattern. 

The chair is pretty interesting, here’s some of the info on the underneath of the seat:

It also came with a handy tool (an allen wrench) secured by a loop, for when you need to take the chair apart.  I needed to replace the foam padding as part of this project as well.  Not sure if I used the right stuff, but it looks pretty good to me.  The old padding was so gross! It had disinegrated into tiny crumbs of sand = not good for sitting.

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4 Responses to Grandma’s Chair, renewed!

  1. Kelly O. 10.27.2009 at 9:07 pm #

    you did a GREAT job!

  2. jess 10.28.2009 at 11:14 pm #

    it looks FABULOUS! love that fabric!

  3. unpicking is the pits ! 11.09.2009 at 5:01 am #

    WOW…fabulous example of mid-century modern design. Peter Opsvik is a famous chair designer..and you have a done a fabulous job of recovering..
    x PJ x

  4. Anonymous 12.15.2011 at 12:18 pm #

    Nice work! i took the cover off of mine and then lost it :)

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