This picture of my Dad and I, as you can see, goes way back. The chair he is in, has been in the barn for the past decade or so, along with its mate.
I realize you can only see the back of the chair, but it’s the only picture I could find of the chair actually being used.
Every time I mowed my yard and put the mower up, there sat the chairs. One of them held the grease gun for the mower, and it just happens to be the only picture I have of it before we took it apart. You can see the left over mess the grease gun left. I just couldn’t stand seeing them in the barn, especially when I could use a couple of good chairs.
So I drug them from the barn to the house and Phillip and I spent part of Valentine’s Day taking them apart. Then a few days later I recovered the cushions, with the help of Phillip’s upholstery gun. Man I loved that thing. I wanted to staple everything. Even my finger got stapled once.
Next, I used his sander, and sanded the chairs really good, and then spray painted them with a combined paint/primer spray paint i bought from Lowe’s. Cause I don’t have time for multiple paintings. By the way, I used 2 1/2 cans for these two chairs.
Then I made patterns out of the old pieces of leather Phillip took off of the top parts of the chairs with freezer paper. Ironed the shiny side of the freezer paper to the new fabric, and then cut them out and it worked perfect. Then I added some shiny brads to the back to add a little detail.
Please ignore laundry day going on in the back ground. Phillip then screwed the cushions back on, and here they are. My redone chairs that hold special memories for me.
How is this for a before and an after?
All in all, I am so pleased. I saved some family heirlooms from the barn, and added new life to them.
I also got to spend Valentine’s day with a great guy.
Thank you Phillip for helping me.