The $13 Man’s Chair in Living Analog’s living room got a little bit of a spiff up. The straps that the seat cushion sat on were permanently warped down, down, down and they were old. So old that they no longer had any flex and were now hard, brittle and flaky. Time for new. Right Shenanigan?
Did you break one? No worries. I turned to my trusty old friend Amazon and ordered this black webbing. Then JT wrestled with the chair (it rocks so it was kind of hard to hold it in place) and staple-gun strong-armed in the new straps. Much better.
The chair also had a bunch of finish runs and blobs. I decided to try out the Howard’s Restor-a-Finish since I had seen it work so many wonders on Mr. Modtomic’s blog.
And wonderful it was. We picked it up from the paint and stain aisle at our nearby Home Depot. I just grabbed the first one I saw and it worked out but if you try this one at home be sure to check — the Howard’s Restor-a-Finish comes in different colors depending on the wood finish you’re working with.
So we’re back to sittin’ pretty.
Next up for this guy will be upholstery. But he’s low on the list — first I have to do the Danish Daybeds I have languishing in the basement. And another project in the basement has also been started . . . .
But if and when Man Chair does get new upholstery, I’m thinking a leather/vinyl might be nice since our leather sofa is going bye-bye soon. Something like this . . . but maybe in white?
Enjoy your short week everyone! Cheers – CT