I’ve had this chair that I bought at a yard sale about 5 years back or so. I think I paid $7 for that plus a large coffee table (I don’t have the coffee table anymore.) This chair has been in about every corner of our house, just waiting for me to give it a makeover. It was just one of those projects to do that was continually on my list.
For one thing, I just kept changing my mind on what I wanted to do with it. Did I want to strip it down and re-stain the wood? What kind of fabric did I want? I just kept going back and forth on it and just didn’t do anything with it at all. I did remove the million and one nailheads that was in it when I first got it. You know how you get all excited to dive right into a project but then you get sidetracked? I couldn’t find a pic of it with the nail heads but this is what it looked like before I got started on it again. Not so pretty, huh?
Help! I need a makeover!!
I finally got motivated to get it done. I have to admit that deconstructing this chair was kind of fun. Tearing up something is quite satisfying. Haha! I kept the original padding on the bottom because it was still in pretty good shape. I cleaned the wood really well with Murphey’s Oil before I got started. I used some Kilz and then painted it with some Valspar white high gloss enamel paint. I added some new padding in the places needed and then went at recovering it with my staple gun. I just used the old fabric for a pattern. It was actually pretty easy. I’m not sure why this poor chair had to wait so long for a makeover.
It’s a start!
I went with some stripe duck cloth fabric that I found at Hobby Lobby. They really do have some pretty printed duck cloth fabric right now. I also added some white trim to the chair.
I’m pleased as punch as how it turned out, although there are a few touch ups I need to make on my paint job. Don’t look too close! I love the legs in white and I’m happy with the fabric. Can’t go wrong with the classic look of stripes. This really was my first recovering project other than an old office chair so I know it’s not quite perfect but I’m pretty happy with it. Hey, I can only get better at this, right?
For now my newly redone chair has found a new home in the corner of my living room. I kind of think it makes for a cozy little corner.
I purchased that pretty pillow with the rain boots at Society6. The artist is Jennifer Rizzo. She’s got some really lovely things with her artwork offered through Society6. She also has a beautiful blog here.
I bought a couple pillow covers from Society6 and got coupons to use on my next purchases. When I can get something on sale and free shipping, plus a coupon…it’s all good. I’ve noticed they have sales on different items periodically and free shipping here and there so it’s now on my list of places to purchase pillow covers. The designs are two sided too which I kind of like. Plus the white was pretty white. I hate it when I order something in white and it shows up all shades of cream but not white. Does that bother anyone else?
Well, thanks for stopping by. I am going to start trying to post a couple times a week. Life has just been pretty busy. If you are looking for any printables that went with my old blog posts, just check out the printables on my main website. It’s probably located there.
Have a creative week,