What would you do if your seat was falling apart?
- A. Fix it.
- B. Camouflage it.
- C. Remove it.
The correct answer is C.
Honestly, if faced with this dilemma, both A. and C. sound equally painful to me. Therefore I would choose B. and still eat my bon bons!
Sadly, the only option for this gal was to perform a seat-ectomy…
I fell in love with this pint sized chair when I first saw it. Maybe it had something to do with the fact I had just purchased a similar sized chair for one of my littles. It is the perfect size for little people who no longer need a high chair, and yet don’t fit in a grown up chair. It also would make an adorable plant stand!
The problem with this gem was that it had a rush seat that was falling apart. In fact, it looked as if the rush had been cut very methodically. My guess is, in it’s previous life a little person took a pair of scissors to it. Better the chair than the bangs…although bangs do grow out:)
Since I never took underwater basket weaving in college, fixing the rush seat was not an option. So I did the next best thing and removed it. I went to my scrap bin and found some scrap 1 x 4’s that I planked together with my kreg jig (seriously the best tool EVER). I then used the frame of the seat as a template and drew it on my planked wood. I then used a jigsaw to cut out the new seat.
I used painters tape to create a chevron pattern for the seat. I initially painted the base of the chair white. However, when I finished painting, distressing, and glazing the seat, the white base looked out of place. I then wiped the whole chair down with stain. It gave it just enough character and blended in great with the new seat!
I now think she has a seat to be proud of! What do you think?