Thursday, August 5, 2010

Easy Chair Re-Do

I found these adorable little chairs at a local antique store for only 7 dollars a piece and fell in love.


This makeover was really simple. First I removed the seat from the chair. Then I cleaned off the chairs really well with mineral spirits and gave them a good sanding. For more on this process visit this link. Then I painted my chairs with an ultra white semigloss interior paint. Now for the seat, I decided to remove the yucky vinyl fabric and replace it with something that would match my room better (and not gross me out). Let me just tell you, things got a little worse before they got better:

Eww

I took my new fabric and laid it on top of the seat so I could line up the pattern the way I wanted it. Then I turned the seat over and stapled on the new fabric. I found it works best to shoot in one staple, pull the fabric tight on the other side of the chair, and then staple that side. Not that you guys couldn't figure that out on your own...

Then I screwed the seat back in place and Ta-Da!


Now my chairs look right at home in my bedroom.

14 comments:

  1. Oh I just love your chair redo!! It looks FAB!! I'm happy to be your newest follower from NFF and would love it if you stopped by FFD and said hello! New friends are terrific! I am also having my first link party and your chair would be a terrific addition!!
    www.froufroudecor.blogspot.com
    Hugs to you,
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  2. your chair really looks wonderful - congrats!

    fiona
    http://fionadesigns.blogspot.com/

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  3. Great work! Well done! Looks awesome now!

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  4. Looks great! I just did a chair with a seat like that, but I added a layer of 2" polybatting under the fabric. Now it's comfy and not so hard to sit on.

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  5. Love this chair make over - I have one @ my house that needs a good makeover too! Thanks for stopping by World of Dennifer! Come back & visit me again soon. :)

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  6. Wonderful makeover! Saw you on Cottage instincts :)

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  7. The table and chairs make for a pretty setting.

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  8. You made it look easy! I've never done anything like this. What a perfect place for the chairs. It looks great.

    Elisabeth
    http://homeschoolblogger.com/timbuck2mom/

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  9. I double-love what you're doing here! Please come and live in my neighborhood and be my friend.

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  10. The chairs look wonderful now, and look just perfect in your bedroom! I like the fabric you chose, too! :)

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  11. Those are wonderful chairs and I love where you are using them.. nice job!
    Sandy

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  12. Nice idea having a drawing. I think I'd spend the money on one of those cute pillows or maybe put it towards that starburst clock.

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  13. These are gorgeous! I love how you've made them completely custom for your room. I tried to sign up as a follower, but it's saying my request is too large? I'm bummed, you have a fun blog!

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