Sunday, June 28, 2015

Thrift Store Chair

Here's my latest and most adorable thrift store steal.  To my delight, it is sturdy and the rush seat is in pretty good condition.







However, it did need a little TLC.  It was missing a piece of trim in the front, under the rush seat.


Since I have zero carpentry skills...

I "repaired" the chair with a two dollar strip of self-adhesive vinyl flooring, an exacto knife, and a glue gun. The fact that the vinyl flooring was flexible made attaching it to the curved frame very easy.  However, the adhesive on the back didn't hold the strip securely until I added a few dabs of hot glue. (Update:  That glue did not hold.  Today I applied Gorilla Glue.  So far, so good).


I really got lucky on how well the "wood" color of the flooring strip matched the real wood on the chair.  


Here is the chair all settled into it's new home.


I hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Eilis

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13 comments:

  1. You lucky girl!! Please tell me where this thrift store is. :)

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  2. Hi Stacey, It's located at Ross and Peak in Dallas. It is truly a hole in the wall. I did not see anything else that interested me, but I suspect that it is one of those places that you have to stop by a lot and get lucky sometimes... I don't think it has a real name, but it does have a Facebook page called Ross at Peak Thriftstore.

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  3. Such a clever idea!!
    Nancy
    wildoakdesigns.blogspot.com

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  4. Loving the chair and the details on it!

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  5. Nice job, definitely a chair worth saving!
    Karee

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  6. It's such a gorgeous chair! Thanks for sharing! You are one of the fan favorites at the Sunday Showcase from the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link so you can check out your Showcase feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/the-sunday-showcase-from-make-it-pretty.html Hope to see you later tonight at the Make it Pretty party! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  7. The Weekly Feature Series is live which you are one of the features. Here is the link so you can check out your feature. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2015/07/weekly-feature-series_10.html Have a wonderful Sunday! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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