Monday, October 14, 2013
I Give Up...
We have had these same dining room chairs for more than 40 years. The rush seats started giving out a few years back. My sister Joan, who comments here so often, is pretty handy, and she has redone both rush and cane seats. Joan described the process to me, and so I thought, "I could do that!" So I bought some rolls of rush, and bought a book and set about replacing one of the seats. You can see how far I got. However, the work was a killer, in terms of the pain in my hands. You have to grip the rush, and pull it tight, and hold it while nailing it down with a hammer. You can see how far I got with only one seat. We checked the price for having the seats done commercially, and it was $160. So I gave up, and we bought both a new dining room table, and 6 new chairs. I hate having to give up. What made me feel good was that I put the chairs out yesterday, and this morning someone came and took them all!
Posted by Ken Spencer at 9:25 PM