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Tuesday, September 01, 2009

worth it?

Inspired by some other DIYers revamping chairs like this, and this, and this, and especially this, I've been keeping my eyes peeled for cheap chairs to revamp as a fun project.

I ran by UW surplus today and found this guy for $15

From lorispeak

From lorispeak

From lorispeak

Great! I figure this will be a perfect place to start.

Problem... I couldn't get the darned thing in my car. My car door frame was just too frickin' small! I had 8 different people walk by and tell me what a great chair I had as I was trying to shove the piece at different angles into my vehicle. All I kept thinking was that I was going to have to leave this 'great chair' on the street if I couldn't figure out a way to get it home!

Finally, I decided to bungee it into my trunk. Of course, I never added more bungees to my car, so I only have one old bungee! Luckily, I have my dog's car hammock which has loops that go over my car's head rests. I connected three of these loops to each other and used these as another strap to hold the chair in my trunk. As I was re-jiggering everything, it started raining. of course. Sigh!

I spent the whole car ride home worrying that the old bungee I had was going to snap and I would cause a crazy traffic jam over a $15 chair. blargh. Hopefully, this will be a fun project. I hope it's worth it!


Anonymous said...

If I'm not too late...I suggest you research that piece before doing anything. Danish modern, period, and in what appears to be original condition - I strongly suggest you do the research. Its likely to be a pedestrian made for export piece (and if so then go to) but its lines make me stop, I've seen a design very much like that before in a book on design (I can't remember which) - best to be sure before you begin though.

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