Priscilla Rose Chair June 12th, 2018 - 00:41:58
I wrote a piece recently on cool chairs. It got me to thinking how easy it would be to set up a little business creating really funky chairs out of materials found for free or nearly free just about anywhere. It is a lot easier to find used industrial parts than people realize. Often these parts can be cleaned up, polished, stained or painted and with a little creativity, turned into beautiful pieces of furniture that double as terrific conversation items.
When you want to spend time relaxing with your family and friends, your front porch is the perfect place to do that. If you have the right front porch furniture, especially porch rocking chairs, then everyone will enjoy spending time together on the porch just relaxing or even playing games.
Here are a couple chair ideas. Go exploring your own town and see where you can find discarded wooden window blinds. Cut them to about three feet wide stain and generously clear-coat them. You'll need to cut out a support form which you should find easily enough on the web by searching for 'window blind chair'. Cheap plywood will do the job. Cut the two support forms and glue/nail it all in place. After a few cracks at it you'll end up being able to build wonderfully cool chairs that cost next to nothing and can easily be sold for $100.00. The second is simply an old steel drum. These can be found anywhere for free and only need a good cleaning and some clear coat finish. Take a look at the photo. You only need to make a good cut, cover the edge with rubber edging and add a cheap cushion and some $10.00 legs. Again - this should sell for $100.00 easy.
There are many exquisite ways to decorate the rest of the chairs for a wedding reception. Slipcovers are one popular idea. Full slipcovers are ideal for dressing up less-than-attractive rental chairs. They add a feminine look to the reception, and are a great place to bring more color into the room. The entire slipcover can be in your signature wedding color, or you can opt for white slipcovers with colored sashes. If your venue has pretty seating, such as chiavari chairs, consider a sheer tailored organza slipcover which will allow the chair underneath to show through a bit.
Be sure to keep the size in proportion to the room as well as the additional decorative elements, though: a wide molding in a small room filled with fine, dainty furnishings will appear gawky and awkward. Too slender a rail in a larger room decorated with grand set pieces of furniture could look too insignificant and frail for the setting it is placed in. All the chair molding ideas you think about should take into consideration the design of the home where they will be seen.
Many people acknowledge the benefits of a high-quality, ergonomic chair, yet neglect to spend the money on getting one. When looking for the right office chair to suit your work habits and lifestyle, begin by field testing a number of different models personally. There's no substitute for trying out an office chair in the flesh. Once you have an idea of what works best, you can narrow your search by looking at specific models in various price ranges. At the end of the day, the upfront cost of a dependable and comfortable office chair is more than offset by the health and productivity benefits that it can provide.