Thursday, August 07, 2008

Hot Seat

When I spin I'm careful to sit in a chair that allows me to maintain a comfortable posture. If I don't, I pay for it later with back pain and migraines. When I first started spinning I bought a wooden chair and refinished it. It's still a good chair for spinning, but I have found it heavy and awkward to take along to the guild's weekly spin-ins. I've been searching for a lightweight, comfortable folding chair.

I found a plain, upholstered folding chair, the kind you can buy at most department stores. It was boring, but it was comfortable.

It required personalization.

And personality!


Now this grandma spins in style.

9 comments:

Michelle said...

That is absolutely magnificent!! Seriously, you amaze me with your creativity! I love it.

Michelle said...

P.S. How the heck did you do that?

lookinout said...

One person's chair is the other's backache. Yours is gorgeous, but definitely not for me.
Gillian

Marlene said...

I originally went looking for fabric pre-printed with a flame motif, but didn't like the few that I saw. I then found a yellow-orange-red batik fabric in a quilting store that showed potential. The lettering was an inlarged computer font, the flame underlying the name came from a car parts logo, and the flames on the seat were traced piecemeal from a scrapbooking paper.

For the actual construction of the chair I unscrewed the chair back and seat and reupholstered the whole thing after I appliqued the flames onto black denim.

I'm glad you like it!

Marlene said...

You might be surprised Gillian. I have to be very particular about the chairs I sit in, and there is no way of really knowing what will work until I give it a try.

Unless of course you are one of those lucky people who can spin from an upholstered couch?

PICAdrienne said...

Wow, looks like the hankies from the last post. I realize it is not, but still...

Maggie Ann said...

No one will take this chair home by mistake...grin. You did a great job with this. The thought of trying to work with individual letters boggles my mind.

AlisonH said...

That is SO cool!!! Well done--congratulations!!!

Lynn said...

Wow!!!