I found this children’s Adirondack chair in our friend’s trash the other day. She was planning on rehabbing it but the back piece was rotted out and the right chair leg was too short.
The chair was engraved with “Will” front and center, you can see some good wood filler there. After AJ secured the chair with screws and added the little odd piece to the right leg the chair is now sturdy.
Drew wanted to get in on the action… he loves chairs in his own size.
And wearing rain boots with his diapers. Don’t ask me why.
I used Rustoleum’s 2x the cover white spray paint after sanding and wiping it down and then made a little nautical pillow to cuten up his chair. I know the wedge on the right leg isn’t great looking but it makes it function better.
The pillow was easy breezy to make. I knew I wanted something the size of a potholder so I used that as a template when cutting out some of the navy fabric I had leftover from another project. Then, as I was cleaning out Drew’s drawers yesterday morning I threw a couple of stained onsies in the trash… but the backside was still good looking so I used that to cut out a little shape for my pillow.
I knew I wanted something nautical and decided on an anchor.
I then sewed up the pillow and used Fast Tack Upholstry Adhesive that I had from making our headboard and attached the anchor to the fabric.
The pillow needed a little something extra for texture so I added the twine running through the top of the anchor.
It was definitely more difficult than I thought to cut the onsie fabric, it tore pretty easily as you can see in this photo.
All in all the pillow and painting the chair took about an hour. AJ probably took about half an hour to fix the wobblyness of the chair. Gotta love quick projects!