A photo journey from broken antique to whimsical child’s chair.
I have been making a chair to donate to the Council for the Arts here in Jacksonville. They have an event called Art Block; where they take over the whole block in front of their gallery and put on a street festival.
The “Chairity Auction” is a collection of repainted / decorated/ repurposed chairs which are auctioned at the event.
Well, here is how mine developed;
The chair in it’s original condition;
Each piece was broken apart, resized to child size and glued back together;
The back was cut from a beautiful piece of plywood… until I noticed that I forgot to leave the part to attach it to the chair. So I used an old piece of plywood I had in the studio… not a perfect, but it can be sanded to look great (just extra work).
The leaves were cut and added;
The seat shows the differences in sizes between an adult and child’s chair;
Here are all the “Leftover parts”;
The paint starts bringing it all together;
Plywood backing for the cushions were cut and sanded;
Then the foam was added;
The upholstery was staples on;
The final pieces were added and it was ready to go;
You can see it, and bid on it, at Art Block.
Downtown Jacksonville, NC. Sat 4-29