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Saturday, 9 July 2016

Please take a seat

Hello. I found these chairs in a skip last week, people moving house, they didn't want them. One of the seat cushions had a split in it. No bother, stick a piece of black tape over it, then cover them both. Polish the chrome, and they look like new. 
The fabric was a dress that my friend gave me. I tried it on but it didn't suit me. It's ideal for jobs like this, it's stretchy so it fits the seats perfectly.

Remove seats, cut a circle bigger than the seat. hem it all the way around and thread elastic through it. Screw seats back on. Will find a new home for them.

I went to the 20 21 Arts Centre today, they have a new exhibition, some amazing sculptures made entirely of felt. I'll post some picture next week.

Off to do my walk now. We'll catch up soon.
Toodle pip

13 comments:

  1. The seats look quite at home where they are. Very stylish transformation.
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  2. Those seats look fab

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  3. Phew, you are a whiz kid Ilona, brilliant job.
    Briony
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  4. Nice transformation of your recycled finds.

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  5. The fabric pattern really fits the styles of the chairs. Great transformation.

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  6. Brilliant creativity ...love your chairs. Cheers Jo

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  7. these look fantastic . well done Ilona

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  8. Wow, they look great, very mid-century modern. They match with your kitchen cabinet handles, I think you should keep them.

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  9. Brilliant! Yes I think you should keep them too. SueM

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  10. Thank you for the suggestions that I should keep them, trouble is that I don't have a breakfast bar, or any other bar, and I have no high worktops where they would be useful. I eat in the living room at the table or the computer desk and have already got two office chairs for that purpose. I will find a home for them, needs to be local so they don't have to be shipped. I don't do Freecycle or Freegle

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  11. There is no doubt about you girl, you are amazing! They look fantastic.
    Fi

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  12. They look great. A true example of upcycling. Lots of people could learn from this.

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