Northwest #13: Algy's Big Money Inspirations... Small Money creation!!

Northwest #13: Algy's Big Money Inspirations... Small Money creation!!

Maxwell Ryan
Feb 1, 2008

Name: Alglatiotis
Location: Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada
Time: It was a One Weekend Project completed on saturday and sunday
Cost: inspired by a chair that was very similar but $1700, we seeked out our chair at local thrift store, Value Village for $9.99 + we lucked upon a 50% off sale and got fabric and batting for $40.00 + stain we found bought for $13 and sandpaper for $5 = Grand Total $68

This is remarkable. Algy took a super super cheap chair and totally transformed it. This is a total DIY redesign. Head below the jump for all her pics, tools, and instructions and VOTING...


Tell us the tools and resources you used for the project:

• Tools: electric staple gun , pliers, hammer, screwdriver, electric palm sander, handy husband
• Resources: Value Village (chair) Fabricland (fabric & batting) Rona Home and Garden (stain)


Share step by step instructions for how you completed the project:

• Find a great chair in need of some love.. we found ours at Value Village for $9.99
• Seek out fabric (and batting for seat cover) that rings a bell with your inner design love.
• Visit local hardware store for stain, we used la maison Saman water based wood stain, mixing 2 different colors black and raspberry to get a deep rich color.
• Dismantle chair, removing arms legs etc. Using your pliers or screwdriver remove all staples from fabric . Strip chair naked.
• Using Palm sander, sand off all pre-existing finish from all wood parts.


• Stain all sanded wood parts
• Cut out appropriate amount of batting for seat and backrest
• Wrap and staple seat and back with batting ... trimming leftover remnants
• Cut out desired fabric to appropriate sizes, again wrapping seat, then staple and trim. Repeat with backrest
• Once wood stain has dried reassemble chair
• Sit and Enjoy!

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