Recycle, Reuse


Posted on July 9th, by The Humble Haus in Around the Haus. 3 comments

Recycle, Reuse

Prepare yourself for a completely unemotional, yet useful,  post. It took a year and a half, but we finally recovered our dining chairs.

This is what they looked like in the beginning:

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Underneath that ORANGE vinyl cushion was this:

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Clearly, someone had already ruined these fine chairs before they came into my hands via an Ebay seller in Brooklyn. So, I took them apart.

 

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Ah, someone else did have the same idea. But with a little help from IKEA textiles and some black high gloss spray paint, we can fix this.

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The materials list for this project is actually really simple and very inexpensive. All you need to do this is:

  1. Some vintage chairs. You can find loads of cool, inexpensive vintage furniture on places like Craigslist or Ebay. We bought our 4 chairs for $50.
  2. Black spray paint. High gloss looks more premium, but if you have kids beware that every fingerprint will show up. Semi-gloss or matte would probably be a better choice.
  3. A few yards of fabric. Ikea has some very cool and inexpensive patterns to choose from. If you want to get really fancy, check out some of the handmade fabrics available on Etsy.
  4. A decent staple gun. You don’t need the PowerShooter 5000X model. The ones that are under $25.00 one should be just fine for this type of work.

If only laying new flooring could be so easy…

 

 





  • Alexis

    Very nice. I love the fabric!

    • Penny Janiak

      Thanks! I learned a few things even after I did this. Oiled fabric would be a good idea if you have kids. Or there is a spray you can use to waterproof them.

    • http://www.thehumblehaus.com/ The Humble Haus

      Thanks! I learned a few things even after I did this. Oiled fabric would be a good idea if you have kids. Or there is a spray you can use to waterproof them.