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From Dirty to Dashing!

I have always loved old TV chairs (they probably have an official name, but this is what I call them!), but whenever I see them they are always expensive and out of my price range. Then I found this…
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I was ‘lucky’ to pick it up on eBay for $10. There was no bottom cushion and very heavy scratching, but I’d replace cushions and paint it anyway right? So I knew it needed a bit of work, but when I picked it up I suddenly thought, have I paid too much??
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This thing was dirty. I mean, there were actually real pieces of dirt sitting on top of the spring cover! But it gets better! When I started to pull the chair apart there were bugs inside the cushion. BUGS. Gross crawly black ones. Thank goodness Danny wasn’t around when I was doing that or he would have freaked about me bringing more ‘junk’ into the house!
So, I got to work. Spray painting and sewing. The wood was beyond my skills to repair, so I chose black gloss. I’ve never spray painted before; there were a few moments where I held the can too close to the wood and it created a paint pool. But we got there in the end…
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The chair was originally destined for Emma’s room, but once I started I decided that it might suit Harry’s room a little better. I’m hoping to transfer him out of the bassinet in my room and into a cot in his, so this will be perfect for me to sit in, beside the cot, on those nights when he is not so cooperative drifting off to sleep.

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