DIY leather webbed seat

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

Picked this chair up from an estate sale in La Jolla (Bird Rock) today. The best way I’ve found [to search for] up and coming sales is to register with estatesales.net estatesales.org and yardsales.net AND/OR checking craigslist.org

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

Some of you may wonder…why bother….well see these sweet little legs? That and the fact that it was pretty sturdy.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

First remove the existing seat with scissors (I’ve been known to use a saw depending on the thickness).

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

Cut the edges first and you can usually stick your foot through to get rid of the rest.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

Wipe clean with a wet rag.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

After it’s dry, this is where you can sand, paint, etc. However, I loved the chippy old black patina on the chair. I left it as is.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

I looked up several other tutorials on pinterest and the web. You can create webbed seating with just about anything; twine, ties, fabric, belts, store bought webbing. However, I happened to purchase this box of old bridal leashing for horses ($5) at a garage sale last year in Arizona. I’ve used it for many purposes, purse straps, fanny pack straps, a dog collar. TODAY I thought would be the perfect opportunity to use it as webbing for the chair seat!!!!!!!!!

Can you tell I love to re-purpose?

Scroll to the bottom to view other ideas for webbing material.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

First, layout your pieces to get a feel for the look/layout.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

I started with the two vertical outside pieces. Pull the edges taught and staple. I had to use 12mm staples so they were thick enough.  I started with 8mm but they pulled right out. Keep this in mind when selecting your materials and supplies.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

I fold the edges under and then stapled. Cut off excess.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

Staple the other side. Repeat on the alternate side.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

I realized that have an odd amount of webbing made it symmetrical…wouldn’t have figured it that way though.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

After you’ve finished with all the vertical webbing. Weave in the other.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

As you start with the horizantal webbing use a pattern. Over first, then under. On the next one do the opposite under first, then over. I used different thicknesses for webbing and repeated a pattern.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

As you can see, I stapled each multiple times to secure and cut off the excess.

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

DIY webbed seating

 

http://www.marthastewart.com/273326/webbed-seat

http://zueeuz.blogspot.com/2012/05/jute-webbing-seat-how-to.html

http://www.wickerwoman.com/seatweaving

http://larsstricken.blogspot.com/2010/08/making-old-chair-newer.html

http://www.joscountryjunction.com/scrappy-seat-weaving/

http://annanimmity.com/woven-fabric-chair-seat/

http://www.osiemoats.com/2013/04/diy-woven-chair-seat.html

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/01/24/woven-rope-bench-diy_n_2543405.html

http://www.basketmakerscatalog.com/mfiles/shakertapeinstructions.php

http://www.toolgirl.com/toolgirl/2008/03/to-tie-for-reup.html

http://www.apartmenttherapy.com/how-to-diy-blakes-belted-chair-150579

http://scraphacker.com/belt-chair/

http://www.designrulz.com/product-design/2012/09/old-belts-create-some-interesting-pieces-of-furniture/

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