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Chair is Finished


Chair is Finished
The saga of the Dux chair is over. Here is a quick rundown.
You may recall that Jon got the free Dux chair from some folks who posted on Craigslist. It was a cool chair. In fact, it reminds me a bit of this one. It was covered in SMELLY black fabric. I started taking it apart and discovered that the fabric wasn’t the worst of it. I thought, before beginning, that the foam would need replacing and that it was deteriorating, somewhat. That would be an understatement. As I ripped the chair apart, the foam ran out like sand. Actually, that voice, from Days of Our Lives kept running through my head during this part of the process, the one that says, “Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of our lives.” So, anyway, when one takes a chair apart, the whole thing is like a puzzle in reverse. And part of my puzzle was missing. That made the whole process more of a guess and more lengthy, too, since I didn’t guess right sometimes. So, yes, it took awhile. It was exhausting. It was sort of fun and, yes, I’ll probably so another project someday. But, I’m finished with upholstery for now.

In closing, I would like to thank
1. Jon, for abiding with the mess and buying more staples
2. Nathan for his kind comments and general encouragement
3. Van Morrison, The Bees, The Kinks, the Meet the Robinsons Soundtrack, and any other band that my picky CD player would deem worthy of playing
4. Beer, of course
5. My stubborn nature — it comes in handy sometimes



A slideshow of the whole project put together by my techno-smart husband:
Slideshow of Entire Project
*The best picture of all is at the very end of the slideshow.



  1. Congratulations!

    Your “baby” is such a big boy now!!

  2. You took some serious dominion over that chair, girl! I love the picture # 3816…it showcases the fabulous architecture of the piece!

    Way to go!

  3. You are indeed amazing!

  4. Hooray for you! Such hard work – and it looks wonderful.


  5. That’s awesome! I would have no idea what to do–that looks fabulous!

  6. Thanks, everybody!!

  7. Ann!

    Very impressive! Outstanding job considering the condition of the foam! You ROCK!


  8. Now are you up for the stuff downstairs at church??

  9. ann, that is amazing, and you are right, the last pic is the best!

  10. All hail Annie! Amazing work, girl!

  11. Annie,
    You are amazing…and the chair ain’t bad! Great job, great color, great picture of a blonde headed boy!

  12. Annie, it looks amazing. What fortitude and what a sense of accomplishment. Joanie

  13. You are amazing! What a good looking chair!

  14. Yea! Good job! I feel so silly saying that, as if I could at all tell you what is a good or bad job, this skill is just so beyond my reach. I bet you feel a huge relief. And it looks so great. Now can you teach us all how to accomplish such big things with the tiny amount of time you have? That is what makes it even more impressive!

  15. WOW! I’m so impressed!

  16. Great job on that chair Ann.
    Where did you get your foam? I need to get new foam inserts for my sofa and wondered if you were happy with the feel and quality of the foam.

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