I’m really excited that my chair is finally done. It’s only taken me eight months to get to this project :-) In fairness, the weather has not been very cooperative and there were lots of steps to this process. My inspiration was Maine Cottage furniture — I love their brightly-colored rattan chairs. So when I saw mine at the charity shop, I knew it had potential.
I had foam cut to the size of the chair seat at a local upholstery shop — that took me a while to find a supplier in Dublin and it was in a part of town I was totally unfamiliar with. I think it’s ironic that the police were doing a raid (bullet-proof vests and all) on an apartment up the road as I was tucking into a dark and crowded little upholstery supply shop on the same block.
Then, I found some really fun spray paint that matched some fabric I already had. I used Amy Butler fabric for the seat cushion and used a complementary fabric for the piping. It’s not perfect but I’m pleased with the way it turned out. Total price – 15 euros! Not bad.