Thursday, March 31, 2011

Thrift store chair redo

I found this chair at a thrift store and fell in love as soon as I saw it.... and fell even more in love at the price it was, get this...two dollars!!     Yes I'll take that thankyouverymuch.

I loved the rose detail at the top and the curved legs.....  ooo I just love it :)

Okay I'll admit it definitely needed a little help, but had great Victorian bones and it matched the look and wood color of my bedroom.   It just needed new fabric.... easy right?  
 Oh my gosh this turned out to be a messy job....
there were like a million little nails holding all that burgundy fabric onto the chair AND under the seat cushion there was some orangy red sand stuff that poured out as I was pulling that section off.... 

  can you see all that stuff on the floor?   All I can say is ewww.    Thankfully the shopvac swept all that yuck right up.    I know the chair really looks worse now, but I promise you, It DOES get better.
And then I got my DH to make it a little piece of wood for the seat so the new padding would stay put instead of sinking through.
now for the fabric.....  there was a lot of  measuring, cutting, gluing and stapling going on.
But the end result is just beautiful and makes me smile

and here it is in the corner of my bedroom....   
This was so worth my time and two dollars :)
Hope you enjoyed this and maybe inspired you to just....   go ahead try it. 

Have a great day


  1. I saw the before picture and thought 'oh I have to see what she does to this!' It looks great! Love the fabric!

  2. Hey I know this is an older post, but good job! :) I like the finished product! :)

  3. Absolutely beautiful!!! You inspire me, Deb! xo

  4. Absolutely beautiful!!! You inspire me, Deb! xo