I hand painted the primer on because I’m still too chicken to put an oil based paint in my hvlp sprayer. I did however use the sprayer for the white final finish. Talk about making life easier.
I bought the fabric from Tonic Living a while ago, but didn’t use it as planned. I went to Canadian Tire and bought a foam camping mat that measure 2” x 24” x 72”, plenty for several chair seats and a bargain at $21. I used the existing seat bottom which was only nailed in. At one point these chairs had cane seats.
There was still a small gap between the covered seat base and the rim of the chair, so I made some trim out of the same fabric. Once I had the seat covered with foam, batting and fabric, I simply stapled the trim onto that.
It covered the gap perfectly and is a nice and snug fit.
I am learning not to be afraid of my spray gun and for the next two chairs I will use it, for sure! What a time saver and the finish is amazing.
I love Labour Day! I hope you are enjoying yours.