Do you ever wonder that partway through a project? It's a regular occurrence here.
So the pickling turned out nice.
I like it.
And I'm almost through with the upholstery. I left some things in place, like the burlap and the webbing. There was no reason to remove them.
I cut out some patterns with the old pieces of upholstery.
And then used canvas as a base layer. This is the back.
I put some foam in the front, and then covered that with part of an old mattress pad.
And then I covered that part with canvas, too.
I found a piece of foam in my stash,and kind of sculpted it with an electric carving knife.
And then I covered that with part of another old mattress pad. I got tired of stapling, so I decided to put the legs of the chair and the hardware back together.
That's where the tantrum happened.
Yeah. My tantrum.
This the the (upside down) bottom part of the chair. The legs. There are these little wood inserts that make the base look round, with the legs projecting out.
One of them looks like this. I decided to leave it. Authenticity and all that. Plus, where would I get another one?
Well, two of the legs were loose, and one of the inserts came out. There's a metal plate that goes over all this, and I can't put the plate on until all the inserts are in place.
(those are toothpicks sticking out of those holes. I need to make new holes for some screws, but they would have been too close to the old holes, so I used the toothpicks and wood glue as a filler.)
So without the insert, this is what I'd have.
And I couldn't find it anywhere.
After two hours of frantic searching, during which I blamed the dog, blamed other people in the house and wondered why I even started on this chair, I finally found it.
Only to find that the battery on my drill needed to be recharged.
So not only has the upholstery part of this project gone nowhere for two hours, I'm no farther ahead on the hardware, either. And I really wanted to finish it so I could show you all this morning.
I need a cookie. Maybe I just want one.
I hope you all have a great Labor Day Weekend!