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Usually, you’d call someone a “bad girl” because they had stripped.
But this week I was naughty because I failed to strip. My chairs. For the upholstery class.
(I just lost a bunch of readers, didn’t I?)
Anyhow, it’s week two of the upholstery class at The Makehouse. Last week, I was sent away with the task of stripping and staining my 1960s dining room chairs, but I wasn’t able to complete the assignment in time so I returned with only these plywood seats.
Nevermind, it was enough to proceed with the next step: FOAM.
Some of the class members weren’t quite ready for foam and this made them angry, indeed.
Of course they have nicer chairs than I do so the joke’s ultimately on me.
I nearly fell out of my chair when I learned the cost of foam, only I wasn’t sitting on one because it had no seat. Instructor Miro, who is cutting my foam with this fearsome tool that can supposedly “cut through bone”, said the roll of foam he purchased for the class set him back $250. Say wha?! Yes, my four-pack of foam squares is going to cost roughly $80.
Admittedly, I have undervalued foam in the past. Picked at it until it was nothing but a pile of foamy crumbs. Thrown it away with disdain.
Never again. Now I respect foam.
Other chairs didn’t have removable plywood seats like mine, so they drew their pattern like so.
Not everything inside our chairs was fit for the dumpster – these guys are saving that weird organic matter they found hiding in their chair last week. It will go beneath their foam for extra butt padding/contouring.
Next week some of us will be busting out the fabric. But before these chairs can get dressed, they need to get incredibly naked.
*cue “Sexual Healing”*