Amat still isn't very amused, but we love the end result!
After the sand down this chair got ages ago (it has been standing in our living room ever since), we painted it thrice (with a small sanding after two coats). The chair itself was looking great, now we had to start cracking on the seat.
We measured and cut the measuring tape and decided for an order to put them in (above). Next I pulled and Tom stapled them to the back of the seat (below).
When you are doing the horizontals make sure that you push them tightly to the next strip. The tighter the stronger your seat will be.
Make sure that when you staple anything down it is (a) in place, (b) tight, (c) really stapled down! In the end trim off the edges and give those sticking out staples another whack with the hammer and you're more or less finished.
Just to sum it all up, we used:
- 1 chair
- Sanding paper
- White primer (1 coat)
- White paint (2 coats)
- A tiny paint roller
- 8 meters of measuring tape (4 grey, 4 yellow - from Ikea)
- our sturdy little staplegun
- and the best and most enabling boyfriend ever!
Before & After
Q: How large is your butt? Measure it with a measuring-chair!