November 6, 2010

Oak Chair Update

I have this old oak chair that I have been wanting to do something with for a long time.


A couple years ago I put this checked fabric on it because it was leftover from curtains I made for my kitchen at our old house. But it goes with NOTHING in this house.


And then last week when I was showing you this rocking chair project, I was sort of obsessed about the upholstery webbing.

It's some pretty sturdy stuff and similar to burlap in texture, so I wanted to do something with it.


So when I was a JoAnn Fabrics I picked up a few yards of it and decided to use it on my oak chair project.


I didn't bother taking the blue and white checked fabric off the chair, I just put the webbing over it.

I stapled the first row of horizontal webbing to the back on two sides (right and left in the photo). I made sure the long side was hanging over the seat enough to be able to be rolled over the lip and stapled to the back when I was finished.


I continued stapling rows side by side


as close together as I could get them.


And then I wove the vertical webbing through the horizontal pieces


until it was completed. Then I stapled the vertical pieces on the backside.


I just love the texture of this stuff!


Here's the finished project.






Before and After


26 comments:

  1. I like it so much better now. You are right that the texture is very cool. ♥O

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  2. Great idea!!!!! I like the texture also, I am anxious to see what happens to that wonderful old rocker!!!!! If anyone can make it great, you can!!!! :) Sandy

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  3. Pam that is gorgeous!!! I love what you did to your chair and I love how you've displayed it! Great job!!!

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  4. I love it, Pam! You didn't only change the color, but the personality of the chair. AWESOME!

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  5. Pam, thanks so much for your comment and for following my blog! It truly means a lot. I am in LOVE with this chair re-do! I have always wanted to do this kind of project on a chair, but, all of my chairs have hard bottoms! I may just have to buy an old junky one and try it! Thanks again....I'm a new follower!

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  6. Well, that's cute! Love it! Hugs- Diana

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  7. Oh I SSSSSOOOOo love how you did this chair..it is awesome..love the pillow too:) you did a fantastic job.;)

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  8. What a fantastic transformation!
    I love what you did here, great job. :-)

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  9. Wow! I really like that! I just redid a chair for my craft room and I wish I would have seen this a little sooner!!

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  10. Hi Pam, Thanks for visiting and following my blog.
    I love this chair! I'm going to get some of this upholstery webbing for a lampshade. It looks great.
    ~ Julie

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  11. Pam, I've always liked upholstery webbing for projects, but this takes the cake for the best use I've seen for it!! Looks just fantabulous!! Like my descriptive word? LOL

    ~ Sue

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  12. That's a GREAT idea & I have a chair to work with!

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  13. I love it! It's very pretty, Pam. You did a great job....Christine

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  14. Very creative! I love this look and the pillow is great too!

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  15. Very creative Pam! The chair looks fantastic. I never would have thought of this!
    Pamela xo

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  16. Pam, that's gorgeous! Truly. Love the numbered pillow, too. You popped in my thoughts tonight and I just wanted to stop in and say hello, friend.

    Hugs,
    Jami

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  17. I like how the chair turned out and I just love the little burlap pillow.

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  18. Pam, I LOVE LOVE LOVE this chair. I actually went to Joann's recently looking for that webbing but my store doesn't carry it. I have some in blue (which I found at a garage sale) but would it in red. Guess I gotta order it online. I LOVE the look as a seat cover. Beautiful ...

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  19. I have so enjoyed perusing your blog. Your mums look so lovely. I have always thought they didn't last long so I have never tried growing any but yours look so lovely I may have to rethink that. Great ideas on the chair redo I have some needlepoint chairs I am redoing no. The strapping broke on both so I am replacing it and the burlap. I am also washing the needlepoint part. I am not repainting them so they will just look the same but will be intrinsically better.

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  20. Pam, I love it. I have a whole roll of that webbing. It is such great texture. Thank you for sharing this at my party!

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  21. Wow~ it came out beautiful~ i love the pillow you put on it too!! Well done! :)

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  22. Wow, The chair looks fantastic with the webbing. That was a such a clever idea!! Thanks for the inspiration. I'm going to look for some webbing.I love the pillow too.

    Kathy

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  23. Pam your chairs are stunning! Love the idea of using the webbing. Looks fantastic! I featured this on the Sunday Showcase Round Up. Thanks so much for joining in the fun! Hope you are enjoying your week ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  24. Love this idea!!
    Love your blog!!!
    Happy Thanksgiving!!
    Linda

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  25. love the chair and the pillow.. i did a number 2 pillow a while back as well.. great job

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