Wednesday, November 25, 2009

New Old Chairs

My husband found two old, broken rattan chairs on the street and brought them home. I was mad (because we don't need any more junk!) until I realized that the frames were in fabulous condition. So, I stripped off the rattan and wove new seats and backs out of jute upholstery webbing. Voila! New chairs!



6 comments:

Agnes said...

Oh wow Amanda -- looks great!!

jodi of the creative JAR said...

Wonderful! this gives me an idea!
thanks for sharing.

Tara Danger-Marie Miller said...

Love this! I have a similar chair. How did you attach the webbing to your frame? Thanks for any help.

Amanda Conley said...

Hi Tara,
I hand sewed each strip on with heavy duty thread. The seats lasted for a few years, but just recently a few of the pieces of webbing are starting to break free, so I think I will have to do it again. This time I might try leather. I will hand sew that too after I punch holes in it with an awl or something.

Tara Danger-Marie Miller said...

Hi Amanda, Thank you for getting back to me. That is good to know. My chair is a bit bigger so I don't know if I want to hand sew it all. I was thinking metal snaps or trying my hand at macrame. I really love the look of jute webbing.

Amanda Conley said...

I would love to see what you end up doing!