Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Chair makeover

How I love to go to garage sales and come home with “junk” that can be turned into something useful and beautiful! To me, it’s like giving the piece of furniture or whatever it may be, another chance, another purpose. Recently a friend of mine found such an item for I believe $5.00 in a garage sale. It was quite a drab chair that she brought to me to give a makeover…


As you can see, nothing too remarkable. I started by taking the seat off which was fastened by a few screws. (this was after it sat in the basement for a few weeks awaiting it’s turn)


I then took it out on the driveway and gave it a couple coats of paint. (do it best spray paint, white, semi gloss)



While the paint dried I reupholstered the seat and the little cushion with some neat fabric my friend had gotten at JoAnn Fabrics. I didn’t get any pictures, but it was fairly simple to cut out a square of material and wrap it tightly over the seat and then fasten it with staples on the bottom. For the little cushion I just made a cover that can be removed for washing. All together, I probably didn’t spend more than an hour to turn it into this…


I thought my friend did an awesome job of matching the fabric to the color of their bedroom walls.



It looked great in the living room too! So for all you garage salers out there, always think twice before walking past anything that looks drab, dirty, has an orangish glow,and is overall unappealing. It just might be a treasure waiting to be unearthed!

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