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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 10:17 AM #1
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Default Old chair given a new life by Ms. O Sullivan's Rang 5 and 6 Blarney Boys School, Cork

As we are a green school our class was inspired by the many great ideas on jumbletown and decided to refurbish an old chair we found in the school as part of an Art project - the class really enjoyed the project and the pupil of the week has a new comfy throne for the week!


Instructions on how we refurbished the chair (written by Daniel M- Rang 6)

1. Acquire materials such as staple gun, sandpaper,pillar box red (colour optional) wood paint, fabric (Blarney Sofas helped us with this one),a screwdriver, white spirits,some undercoat paint and paintbrushes.
2. Disassemble the chair by unscrewing the screws.
3. Using the sandpaper rub the frame vigorously all over until it appears there is dust all over it.
4.Pour a small amount of white spirits on a cloth and rub all over to clean off the dust.
5.When dry, paint the frame using an undercoat.
6.Leave overnight to dry. Sand lightly and clean with white spirits again. Then paint over the undercoat using wood paint.
7. Measure the fabric to fit. Use a pencil to mark amount needed and leave roughly an inch extra all around.Then fold the fabric neatly around the cushion pull the fabric tight inwards and staple it using the staple gun. The same applies to the other cushion.
8. When the paint on the frame is dry, fasten the newly reupholstered cushion onto the frame using the screws and screwdriver.

And voila you have a new and unique chair for a fraction of the price!
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 10:41 AM #2
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Fantastic! and I love the idea of the 'pupil of the week' having a throne.
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 02:54 PM #3
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Well done Ms O'Sullivan, Daniel, Rang 5 & 6, and all at Blarney Boys' School!

Thanks for sharing your fantastic handiwork!

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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 03:33 PM #4
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This is really brilliant. I love to hear of children getting involved with projects like this. It teaches them to value things rather than live in the throw away culture. It looks really comfy for the student of the week,they must be acting like angels just to get to sit on it(LOL).
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 04:26 PM #5
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Brilliant to see the youth of today taught the value of things and in such a fun spirited way!
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 04:27 PM #6
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The chair looks great, and it's a brilliant project for creativity and learning useful skills.
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 05:28 PM #7
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What a fantastic idea and love the fact that you all got a green star from Jumbletown - Well done everyone!
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 07:49 PM #8
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What a wonderful class project and a lovely way to use it-because they all had a hand in it, they will really value sitting in it as student of the week. Hope teacher will sit in it too and give herself a star as teacher of the week. Eibhlin.
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Old Posted: 20-09-2011 , 08:30 PM #9
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Well done - what a fab chair! The fabric is gorgeous!
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Old Posted: 21-09-2011 , 11:29 AM #10
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That's a brilliant idea and you just know the kids will give these ideas to their parents too. Well done everyone!!!
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Old Posted: 21-09-2011 , 01:24 PM #11
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looks great and young well done
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Old Posted: 22-09-2011 , 04:20 PM #12
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Excellent work, well done to everyone involved, I would have loved a project like this when I was in school!
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Old Posted: 22-09-2011 , 05:05 PM #13
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As we are a green school our class was inspired by the many great ideas on jumbletown and decided to refurbish an old chair we found in the school as part of an Art project - the class really enjoyed the project and the pupil of the week has a new comfy throne for the week!


Instructions on how we refurbished the chair (written by Daniel M- Rang 6)

1. Acquire materials such as staple gun, sandpaper,pillar box red (colour optional) wood paint, fabric (Blarney Sofas helped us with this one),a screwdriver, white spirits,some undercoat paint and paintbrushes.
2. Disassemble the chair by unscrewing the screws.
3. Using the sandpaper rub the frame vigorously all over until it appears there is dust all over it.
4.Pour a small amount of white spirits on a cloth and rub all over to clean off the dust.
5.When dry, paint the frame using an undercoat.
6.Leave overnight to dry. Sand lightly and clean with white spirits again. Then paint over the undercoat using wood paint.
7. Measure the fabric to fit. Use a pencil to mark amount needed and leave roughly an inch extra all around.Then fold the fabric neatly around the cushion pull the fabric tight inwards and staple it using the staple gun. The same applies to the other cushion.
8. When the paint on the frame is dry, fasten the newly reupholstered cushion onto the frame using the screws and screwdriver.

And voila you have a new and unique chair for a fraction of the price!
Now that's what I call an all-round education! Well done to all, teacher included.
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Old Posted: 03-10-2011 , 11:05 AM #14
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A big thank you to all of you for the responses and encouraging remarks. The boys are delighted with all the comments and check Jumbletown daily for any new ones!
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Old Posted: 03-10-2011 , 09:34 PM #15
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Oh boy thats some chair! well done!
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