Thursday, June 30, 2011

The chair DIY!

First off.....before I even begin to show you the completed chair...next time I blab on about embarking on an elaborate DIY, will someone please remind me that I don't have the patience to pull off such projects? And....... secondly also tell me its not a good idea to have a (totally unnecessary) spat with the one and only detail oriented perfectionist who will help you on such ambitious projects and stupidly tell him I don't need his help, I can easily manage on my own????? And thirdly, if in spite of your warnings I still proceed....to restrict it to a Fri/Sat or Sunday (my yoga free days) so my yoga master doesn't decide to do a killer upper body workout right after 3 hrs of rope pulling!!!!!!!


Yes, so finally after what seems like an eternity, the chair is done. Granted, it turned out well, but I almost gave up a few times and I was really tempted to just ditch the project. My palms were sore from all the tugging and stretching, my shoulders were killing me, I had to sit on the floor while working on it and my legs were anchoring it while I was working......all in all a painful process. But every round of weaving showed a nice pattern emerging, and that kept me motivated. 


AND besides, I had already blogged about it, so I soldiered on, afraid of public humiliation! 


So without further ado, I present to you...THE ROPE CHAIR! You'll notice that towards the end the rope lengths start to weave in and out like an inebriated Irishman (please, I mean no offense to the Irish, its just a colloquialism). But what the heck, its DONE!!!







And was it just a funny coincidence that soon after I wrote this post I see this on Apartment Therapy????

26 comments:

nishaslifestyle.blogspot.com said...

gr8 kamini...i love ur creative ideas which comes out like wow!

Emreen said...

Wow! The chair has turned out to be lovely and perfect !!!

Anonymous said...

Woww Kamini! I don't have words for what you've done here! I LIKE.

Neha @ All things beautiful... said...

Woww Kamini! I don't have words for what you've done here! I LIKE.

Sumana @ Colors in my mind said...

What a creative way to make a chair. Love it.
I am a first timer here. Love your blog

Sarmistha said...

Bravo kamini!
Absolutley stunning!:)it looks perfect and beautiful.
A hard work definitely worth rewarding at the end.

Vaishali said...

Ooh, that is so lovely, Kamini. You're truly an artist-- kudos!

Kamini said...

Thank you all. So nice to see these comments just before heading to bed! Now where's that Bengay massage cream?

Designwali said...

looks great!

Sudha said...

funny that i too was reminded of our chat when i saw this post on AT..:)..love the look!! wonderful

Sruthi said...

wow..it turned out so well :)

Rema said...

Wow!! that looks amazing and definitely a TOUGH job.. :) Its true about public humiliation.. LOL..but of course worth all the trouble, it looks great.. May be you could chop off the ends or tuck them in.. Keep it coming :)

Patricia Torres said...

Oh Kamini!! This is fabulous.. I don't know how you had the patience to do this.. wow!! wow!! This truly is super impressive.. I wont even say.. Im ever going to try it!

I also love the colours.. Very pretty!!

nayana said...

wow..that turned out great! reminds me of the charpai we used to have in india. one very fabulous blog you have. love your home.

Pooja said...
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Pooja said...

HI! I was wandering on the internet space and was enchanted by your DIY projects. This is a LoVeLy blog! I am following! :)

Shanthi said...

Hey Kamini that is COOL!!!I don't think I can ever get to doing any thing like that, nope!! not cut out for DIY's. Loved the whole thing with the warm cushions and that cute little doggy by the chair.

Iniyaal said...

It has come out beautiful. The white weaving compliments the bold red. The chair looks lovely.

Rema said...

Hi Kamini,

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Please ignore if yours is an award free blog.

Anu Gummaraju said...

Awww....about the angst around the project! But the end result is wow!

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rk said...

No updates for a long time :( I hope all is well and you are just having a blast away from the blogging world.

Kamini said...

rk - thanks for asking, but doing fine. Yes, taking a small sabbatical from blogging...getting my veggie garden going, working on a drawing for They Draw and Travel, writing for another blog, painting, DIY'ing....and anyways my blogging mind seems to have hit a concrete wall! But I will be up and running again soon. :-)

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Kamini said...

For those who are curious...that dog is a wooden dog. His name is Alki Jake cos we inherited it from the owner we bought a condo from when we lived on Alki beach in Seattle.

GB said...

K! Wow! I'm speechless------What a cute little spot you created with that chair too.....love the orange pillows and that pot in the background....(and Alki Jake too, how adorable!)