Friday, August 31, 2012

Old Chair revamped into New!

I can't wait to share with you todays project! A few years ago our local church was getting rid of all their old chairs and giving them away free. I snagged 4 of them because they really are handy to have around and quite sturdy. I just kept them in our basement, but one corner of my sitting room needed another chair so I was using one of my reds. It was so worn, nasty, just gross. I have been meaning to recover it forever and when my sister was visiting we finally got to it! Check it out!

 Started out with yucky red chair:
 Unscrewed the cushions off to bare wood.
Primed and painting wood.
Next selected some new foam and fabric to add to original chair cushion for extra fluff and cuteness.
I just traced out the foam and cut the fabric roughly around.
Next, we got out the staple gun and wrapped the fabric around tightly creating pleats at the edges of the chair so that the fabric would be smooth and not bunched.
Staple, staple, staple
Screw cushions back on chair and ya got a brand new lookin' chair! Super easy and what a difference! Plus if I get sick of the trendy yellow chevron, it would take under an hour to recover it easy once again!
What do ya think? I can't wait to do the rest, even if they are just hanging in the basement for now. :)
FYI, don't mind my, just keeping it real!

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  1. I love chairs revamped!! That fabric is fabulous!!

  2. I'm so glad that I'm following you Marie! What a transformation. Who would have thought that old chair could look so good. Great job!


  3. So cute! I love the yellow chevron! We'd love for you to link this up at our party!

  4. Great makeover! And I love your nails too!! :)

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Hi, Marie

    I love your chair and the fabric is lovely! I found your lovely blog from Ginger Snap link party and enjoy looking around your lovely blog. Love for you to stop by Have a great weekend.


  6. Perfect fabric...I just love chevron! Featuring you tomorrow! Thanks for sharing at It's Overflowing!

    XO, Aimee

  7. Love the chair!! It's adorable. Your nails, AWESOME!


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