Showing posts with label ikat fabric. Show all posts
Showing posts with label ikat fabric. Show all posts

Thursday, 28 February 2013

Updating an Old Deck Chair

Home Decorating:

I'm slowly getting closer to starting some big renovations at home - and while this means I'm busy planning the new renovations I'm also pretty busy looking at what I already have and how I could improve it.

I've had this deck chair for about 6 years now. It's been pretty weathered from a couple years living at the beach and then a few more recently in the Queensland heat (and rain) and finally over Christmas my dad sat in it and it fell apart! 

It only took a day to quickly update the chair and make it look brand new again - First I removed the old fabric and all the rope ties. I kept the fabric to use as a template for the new chair cover.

I bought a more sturdy outdoor fabric so hopefully it will last! A lovely bright navy (is there such a thing??) and white Ikat print from Spotlight.

Then it was just a case of giving the timber a good sand and repaint (I left it to dry overnight just to make sure).

While i was waiting i cut out the fabric using the old fabric as my template and once the paint was dry simply attached it through the loop at the top and staple gunned it at the base.

I love the chair now - don't think I'm going to replace the rope either - looks simpler without it.

Happy home decorating!

Caity x