Our beloved cardboard kid’s chairs are almost 3 years old. They’ve been in desperate need of a makeover for a while now, and I thought those of you who read the blog would be interested in seeing how cardboard furniture wears over time.
These chairs are regularly used as vaulting boxes by my two little ones so I can’t imagine a better stress test.
I started by addressing the corners that had worn, and cut small strips of cardboard to use as shims.
I glued them into the worn areas to give the chair corner rigidity again and reshape the edge.
Next I trimmed off any loose cardboard and traced the different pieces of the chair one at a time onto (new) post consumer cardboard and cut the pieces out. After some gluing and clamping, this is what we got:
Not bad huh? Almost as good as new……and the chairs will be even more smashing after we treat their exteriors to a new look:
…..catch that in my next post.