|Materials used to reupholster my cast iron chairs.|
What do a tin of white tacks, 2 pant legs from an old pair of army surplus pants, a pair of child's scissors, and a couple of cast iron chairs have in common? A couple of things.
First, I used all the items in my do it yourself upholstery project. Having never done anything of the sort before, I pushed forward with nothing but my ignorance and a strong desire to cover that awful 1970s vinyl.
Second, all the items are things that I had at hand.
|Finished product is much easier on the eyes,|
and better on the butt.
The chairs were bought second hand eight years ago. They were made by a Canadian iron works started in 1949, but manufactured in a time when psychedelia was still groovy.
But the vinyl chairs had lost their groove.
Not only did I get updated chairs, but it didn't cost anything, I repurposed the pant legs, and it was a fun DIY project. It also fits with my motto -
"Do what you can, with what you've got, where you are at."
|I guess we can take this off now.|