The lovely lovely couple who bought Almita at the Cut and Paste market have stayed in touch, and last year I finished a small job for them, refurbishing a beautiful pin cushion seat for a timber dining chair. Michelle spoilt me by choosing half a metre of Cloth fabric by Julie Patterson. When I returned that seat she asked
“Is there anything you can do with this? Otherwise it’ll go out on the street…”
Well, we’ve all seen one, owned one, maybe even wished we didn’t.
I confess now that I was dubious about the merit of the chair, however a big part of resurrection for me is about diverting things from the waste stream. As it was, no one was going to see this on the street and want to take it home and cherish it always.
So kudos to Michelle for challenging me to turn it into something more attractive.
A step by step guide to resurrecting the metal frame is included after the jump below.