First time project. The Reveal!

I posted earlier in the week that I was doing something with this.
Some guessed correctly...a new seat for a chair.

Stop one. The chair. I saw it at the thrift shop. A solid, sturdy chair all by its lonesome, sporting a $6.50 price tag.  I just couldn't leave it there.

But do I know anything about re-doing seats? Absolutely not.

Audra was the only one who could sit in it without it falling apart. (I tried, things cracked. Not safe.)

So...I looked up what to do online. Ordered the supplies.  One night at 10:30pm, I thought I'd give it a whirl.  I didn't watch the 'how to' video in its completion prior to commencing.  A half hour in, I heard, "It's important to finish the project once you start.  If you let it dry out, the reeds will shrink and it will be harder to get a good completed project."  You have got to be kidding me?!  I was up until 1:30 am. It's not a hard project, but I had a hard time figuring it out and getting into a groove at first.  It frustrates me when I try a craft that I'm not instantly successful at (I stink at pottery, for example)...but with some trail and error, I got in the hang of it.  And I am super, super pleased with the results.

Here's the after.
 And here's the herringbone pattern I wove. Not bad for a first try.  It took one pound coil of 5/8 reeds. I ordered them off Amazon for $14 and change. I looked all around here locally, and cannot find reeds for sale close to home.
 She was not excited to try it out after nap.
 A glass of water and some mama snuggles and she decided it wasn't as terrible as she thought.

 Now it's plenty sturdy for her and plenty sturdy for me. In fact, I'm sitting in it right now, as I type.
 In fact, I am itching to do more.  I have another piece waiting to be restored next to me.  And I am on the look out for more.  I, without doubt, have a new love.


  1. Great job for not knowing how you did it. LOOKS good and she looks like she now has to share the chair:) Hug B

  2. Great job! I love the old Rush Chairs........

  3. Woah, it's so awesome! That pattern that you made is really pretty. I was way off when I guessed you were making a basket, haha!

  4. Awesome! I love that project - the herringbone pattern is gorgeous!

    Good work!

  5. You continue to amaze me! It turned out beautiful!!!

  6. Fabulous! What a great feeling of satisfaction!

  7. Absolutely amazing! That is one beautiful chair!



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