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The Chair {Behind the Scenes} San Francisco Family Photographer

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I was dropping off Cal at sharecare a few months ago and saw this awesome looking chair on the side of the road ready for the garbage. It looked like an interesting shape, but the cover definitely needed work. My mom used to reupholster our dining room chairs all...the...time. It felt like every season, she'd be painting a room or reupholstering chairs to give things a fresh look. And, on top of that, she made it look so eaaaasy! So when I hauled the chair home, I immediately showed our friend Erin who is one of those people who just says YES to projects like this. We went to Britax in Union Square and pored through the options (and options, and options, and options) until we found "the one" that would be durable, photograph well, etc.

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Shopping for fabric

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Then came the hard work. Easily enough, Cal and I spray-painted the chair blue. That part was fun. Then I attempted to look at just how one may go about putting new fabric on a chair and I immediately got stuck. Enter Erin to save-the-day...about 4-5 hours of sweat equity this week...and out came a chair that we LOVE! Is it perfect? No. But it is ours and we are proud of it.

Today we brought the chairs and the kids to the woods to do a test shoot. And here....drumroll please...are the results!

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One shot of the kiddos and me post-shoot:

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