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Here’s a little project I worked on this week.
Looks pretty ugly right?
I unscrewed the seat from the top of the stand …
And painted the base with Annie Sloan’s Chalk Paint in “Old White”
(please excuse these grainy iphone pictures taken at night – ugh!)
After removing the seat fabric and foam, I found the seat was actually chipboard! Nasty stuff to try and re-work with, so I cut out a piece of ply about the same thickness.
My husband happened to have a piece in the garage … I know, he’s handy for that kind of thing.
Placed the original foam on top of the new ply. I also added some wadding to go entirely over this foam, then lay the fabric over top and stapled neatly underneath.
And here is the finished look using some French toile fabric I found at our local Spotlight store:
And now, I’m still working on this single bed headboard – a painstaking work in progress!!
My very first tufting attempt.
It may have been easier, but these “buttons” are very old style and upholsterers couldn’t tell me where to find any like it. They are actually “nail” type fabric covered buttons which I carefully removed.
They sit in like tacks, hammered into the back board.
So I am slowly covering each one with fabric (which is taking forever).
But I just had to put some in place to feel like I was doing something!
Anyone else done tufting before?? Would love to hear from you or send me some links to some great “How to” sites.
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