Tuesday, July 14, 2009
beach chair recovery project
Last summer I bought two great vintage beach chairs at a flea market for $5.00. The fabric was cracking with age so they couldn't really be used. I decided to put them into storage until the time was right to recover them. Last weekend I was cleaning up my storage locker and I found them again. I decided it was time and I went out looking for fabric. I went to a few places to try to find a fresh beach stripe, like the original but I find it is a lot more difficult to find classic anything especially stripes. I decided to go in a new direction and headed out to IKEA.
I ended up finding two really great designs. They aren't exactly classic beach chair fabrics but I really like the look of the two together.
I took off one of the covers from the chairs and cut my new fabric to match. I then sewed and stapled my new covers onto the freshly cleaned and waxed beach chair frames and I swear they look brand new! I can't wait to take them to the beach!
Thanks for looking!
Posted by day at a glance at 11:54 AM