September 20, 2011 in Building and Repurposing
A while back I snagged this camp chair frame at a thrift store for a buck. They had two others that still had the seat in tact, but they wanted $7 a pop for them. I had a different plan in mind so I gladly forked over a buck and walked out. (Not the first time I’ve gotten crazy stares from store employees!)
I love the aged look and reddish metal hardware. I gave it a quick sanding with a medium grit sanding block. At first I considered staining it, but I think for now I’ll just let it stay as is. I can always stain later if I change my mind!
Are you still giving me that crazy look wondering why in the heck I paid money for this thing??
After running to Walmart and buying a spool of jute upholstery tape for a couple bucks I was ready to get started!
Ok… no more suspense. I’m making a suitcase stand for my guests! I hate for people to have to leave their bags/suitcases on the floor when they come to visit, so why not give them a way to store them comfortably?!
I eyeballed the length needed for the tape and cut the strip. Using my brad nailer with staples, I wrapped the jute around one side and stapled (liberally).
Sorry I don’t have any pics of the stapling. It’s a little too hard to hold the gun, tape and camera at the same time!
Attaching the other side of the jute was the hardest part. I knew it had to be tight and I struggled a bit keeping the jute in place while manipulating the nail gun into the perfect spot.
One side down… One to go!
And here it is finished up!
Now all I need is a guest with a suitcase!