I had a favorite chair from my classroom in California that never got sold at my teacher’s yard sale after we moved here. It had been sitting in the barn for ten years now and I almost threw it away.
However, after pricing the many new chairs available on the market, ones without arms, I decided I didn’t want to spend the money.
So, I pulled off the old fabric and scrubbed the legs and wheels.
Scary looking isn’t it?
Put on two layers of quilt batting and some upholstery fabric I picked up at *Sir’s in Fayetteville, TN several years ago…
This wasn’t too hard, but I had to be careful to use the right length of staples; not too long.
And Voila! One less item in the landfill.
The old favorite is now reborn!
Note to self: If you change the coverings it is probably best to replace the foam padding too…
Maybe next time?
Regarding Sir’s Fabrics: Sirs Fabrics was one of my favorite places to go shopping for fabric. The owner used to find some of the most beautiful and unique fabrics from all around. Deeply discounted close outs, buyouts from stores that went out of business, and sometimes vintage treasures that, though watermarked or discolored with age along the edges were worth the purchase because the centers of the panels were still gorgeous and useful.
Unfortunately, this past winter the building caught fire and all the bolts of drapery and upholstery fabric, the laces and flat folded fabrics on all the tables burnt to nothing. The heat of the fire reduced the stock and the building to just bricks and rubble.
I often think “I’ll just pop over to Sir’s and see what they’ve got” for my latest project or quilting fabric and then realize they are not there anymore. I makes me sad that they are gone and I hope they are able to rebuild.