Before & After: A Vintage Saucer Chair’s Low Cost DIY Salvation

published Mar 14, 2016
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(Image credit: Submitted by Cintia)

Cintia’s beloved saucer chair needed some major TLC after battling the elements. She not only resurrected this chair with a ton of style, she did it in a low cost, totally green way.

(Image credit: Submitted by Cintia)

Once in pristine condition, my vintage saucer chair was left out in the weather for many years and slowly disintegrated. I had quite a sentimental attachment to it so was reluctant to throw it away.

It took me about a year, working on it intermittently to complete this project. I’m very proud that the only cost to me was a few dollars for new rubber stoppers. The rest of the supplies required (like the paint) were left over from other projects and the rope to weave the seating was entirely hand made (by me) from fabric scraps. I love recycling and this project not only diverted the chair from landfill but a ton of fabric scraps and off cuts too. I used a traditional rush seat weaving technique to make the chair seat.

Thank you, Cinti! You can see more of this project onMy Poppet Living