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I first saw pieces of furniture covered in vintage afghans at an antique store in Minneapolis, MN called Hunt and Gather Antiques.

(If you haven’t been there…GO!  It’s wonderful! They have absolutely EVERYTHING you could want and more!)

The afghan covered furniture pieces were fantastic!  I knew I had to try it!

What you see in my pictures are two separate chairs – each with one arm – obviously made to be put together.

I found them beside a dumpster!  They were covered in red vinyl with tears splitting the seats.

It was love at first sight.

I called my hubby and he got right on it, grabbed them and here they are.

Have I said how much I love that guy?


He really is the best.

I will admit that they’ve sat in our garage for about 9 months.

There are just so many darn projects…

And I had to find the perfect afghans…

Lots of excuses…

But then it was their turn.

I played with the four different afghans I had.  I just didn’t like them together.

And then I remembered the sad little blanket I’d found last year.

It was just the perfect size to put with two of the afghans.

Remember those tears I talked about?

RED DUCT TAPE and a strong husband pulling the seats back together while I taped!!!

A little cutting, a little sewing, a whole lot of stapling, putting all the chair pieces back together and WALAAA!

I LOVE how it turned out!

I mean I REALLY LOVE how it turned out.

My intent when I started this was to sell it.

But I’m having second thoughts…

My husband is telling me to let it go…

That I can make more.

But they’d be perfect in my 70’s room!

He responded by saying that we don’t have room, that they won’t fit.

Oh ye of little faith!

He forgets who he’s dealing with…

I may just have to keep it for a little while.

Just to admire my handiwork, right?


Patty O

PS…I really could have spruced up the photos by putting this piece in a much better place.  But alas, this was where I finished them and I haven’t convinced my husband that they need to go upstairs in our 70’s room yet.  I figure if I wait a while, he’ll be happy to help me put them anywhere…even in the 70’s room!  😉

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  1. Autumn #

    They are adorable!! Great job.


    February 18, 2016

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