chair patch

August 13th, 2009

This chair has had a blanket casually draped over it–hiding that big ol’ rip–for quite a while now.  It was getting pretty annoying, so I finally formulated a plan to fix it. I saw this fantasticly awesome patch job on flickr a long time ago and have been wanting to do something like it ever since.  You might remember the weird S&M vinyl sewing action here a few weeks ago, well it became a loooong strip of black vinyl hexagons (not paper pieced, I’m not that insane, you can sort of half ass hexagons on your sewing machine–see all those wrinkles? yeah, half ass).

and then using an obscene amount of glue I patched the hole. And it worked!

This chair was a trash pick by someone else and then a gift (to me!) when they moved out of town. It feels good to breath new life into it, for a few more years at least.

And for all of you who have so kindly emailed asking: no, no baby yet. I’ve been slowly loosing my mind the last few weeks and now I’ve just given up. I will be pregnant forever. Granted I’m not due until Monday, but all the signs are there and besides haven’t I been pregnant long enough? shesh.  Oh well, bring on the spicy food and sappy movies!

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22 Responses to chair patch

  1. Amy says:

    Well, I think it worked beautifully, like it was meant to be all along! And soon you can hold your new baby there-here’s to new beginnings!

    From one patched sofa to a patch chair!

  2. Casey says:

    I think it looks great, the wrinkles in the hexes look like they’re supposed to be there. I really like it!

  3. marielle says:

    Ahhh, for me it’s like an itch has been scratched. I’ve been curious to see if you were putting together some kind of leather throw. LOL.

    That is lovely and I’ve forwarded it to someone that needed help fixing a beautiful craigslist chair.

  4. lorna says:

    What a great solution. Love the pillow, too!

  5. Amanda says:

    very cool and great idea! I think it is perfect and I am sure will turn into a nice conversation piece every now and then :)

  6. nath says:

    good job! and good luck with the baby, have a cup or three of raspberry leaf tea!

  7. abbyjane says:

    Upholstery stuffing totally skeeves me out. I’m fascinated that you came up with such a creative solution for hiding the rip! In fact, I could see this chair with the patch for sale at Anthropologie. Totally great!

  8. Jenny says:

    I was thinking the exact same thing about Anthropologie! It looks even better now, if you ask me. So original and organic, and just pretty! I would buy it, if I could, LOL. Way to go!!! And I thought baby #3 would never come, until I drank a pitcher of raspberry leaf tea. It worked! Good luck! :)

  9. Yeah – I’ve got lots of the tea if you’d like…

  10. Kirsty says:

    This is so fabulous! I love everything about it.
    Hope the babe arrives sooner rather than later.

  11. looks beautiful! I love anything with hexagons and this is such a clever solution. love it!

  12. Annie says:

    Hey, I’m due on Monday too and feeling the same way! This afternoon I decided I am done and will have the baby tonight. I just will. I am talking myself and the baby into it ;)

  13. melissa says:

    i love the way you fixed your chair. just brilliant. all the best for the next few weeks!

  14. erin says:

    you are a rock star! fantastic patch job.
    and i hope that baby comes soon. like now.

  15. Kristina says:

    That is SO cool!
    Great job ;o)

  16. Kelly says:

    The chair is brilliant. Totally brilliant.

    I, too, was pregnant FOREVER with my third. My midwife said that with each pregnancy you have more and more pre-labor, and that third babies are totally unpredicatable. Seriously, if you want to get labor going, get your hands on a breast pump and pump on each side for 15 minutes, then go fo a 30 minute walk. I went from a measley 1 cm to 5cm in 4hours doing this – with no pain. Then they broke my water, and less than 2 hours after that, I was holding my little guy.
    I hope you have a happy and healthy birth :)

  17. Jessie says:

    I LOVE it–the patch, that is! Looks like you’ve got a lot of advice on here already about 3rd babies! I’m also from Wisconsin and just had my 3rd daughter in February, right on her due date, which is wild! I’m convinced the thing that made her come was doing the hula-hoop game on WiiFit the day before she was born…ya know,shake her down a bit! Haha!

  18. felicity says:

    it looks really good, the wrinkles add to the look, it looks like the patch was part of the design! fliss xx

  19. Carly says:

    Ok – that patch is friggin’ awesome. Talk about modernizing and fixing something at the same time! It kind of makes me want to find something ripped so I can go all hexy on it. Fantastic!

  20. samlamb says:

    good luck these last few days – i totally remember feeling in june that i would be pregnant FOREVER. and then all of a sudden, there’s a baby. it’s pure magic.

    take care.

  21. cheryl says:

    Wow, I’m really glad I happened across your blog because I have an old vinyl desk chair with a nasty rip in it and now I’m going to try something similar with mine instead of trashing it!

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