Apr 4, 2012

A little chair makeover {before and after}

Hello, hello! Hope you're all having a great week so far!

I'm popping in to show you a DIY furniture makeover. I've had this little chair for years -- I think it came from a great-uncle's house. I used it at my desk in my room when I was a kid, and since we moved into our house, it's become my sewing chair. I've always liked its diminutive size, but, well, the red vinyl seat and the beat-up wood frame wasn't really doing it for me anymore.

I used leftover paint from our office makeover and a little fun fabric to give this chair a facelift.

Don't look too closely, because it's far from perfect. I sanded the frame down, but it was pretty dinged up, and I actually kind of like its weathered look. The paint is Valspar's Porch Grey, which we used on the walls in the office. Do you recognize the fabric? Yep, it's the same as what I used to give my bulletin board a makeover!

It was definitely a budget makeover -- the only thing I bought for this was a little extra stuffing for the seat. I read on another blog (gah, I can't remember which one!) about buying fake snow on clearance to use for crafting, and when I spotted this stuff on sale at Michaels, I snatched it up (and yes, that's how long ago I started this project). I think it was about $3 or $4. And it's glittery!

I took the seat off, removed the staples holding on that red vinyl and actually found two other fabrics underneath.

Then, I covered the seat with the buffalo snow, covered it with fabric and hot glued it to the underside of the seat (since I didn't have a staple gun).

Now I've got a cuter place to sit while I'm working on my sewing projects!

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A Lived in Home said...

So springy and fun! Love the fabric!

Jenny said...

That is SO cute! Nice work and thanks for sharing.


Maggie said...

That is the cutest re-do of a chair! It's bright, cheery and invites one to sit down and be comfortable.

Of course then I had to go back and look at your house - it's wonderful and bet you're having fun decorating.

Awesome place that you've made a home.

Christine said...

OMG!!! This is sooo giving me an idea for the wooden chair in my daughter's room!! FABULOUS!

I hope you'll share this over at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality! :)

Jenny@NorthwestLovelies said...

I love the fabric and the paint color! It's always amazing to me how just a few inexpensive changes can make such a big difference! Great job! :)

Sarah @ Cozy.Cottage.Cute. said...

Such a cute little makeover! It looks so pretty now compared to the "before" picture. :)

Rustown Mom said...

OMG, I have that same little chair! Does yours have the seat that lifts to reveal a place to store things? We call ours The Secret Chair. I would love to repaint it - yet again. Check it out:

Stacey said...

Adorable chair!
I love the fabric!
I would love if you came by to link it up to my party!
I would love to have you there!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Great fabric choice it's cheery. I'm your newest follower come on by I have a giveaway.

Shannon said...

I love the modern fabric you chose, I am a new follower!


Becca @ The Sassy Penguin said...

This is so much more enjoyable to look at! It looks way more comfortable too :) Great choice in fabric.

Stacey said...

That looks amazing!
Pretty fabric!
So fresh!
Thanks for linking up this week!
Please come by this week to link as well - glad to have you here!
Stacey of Embracing Change

Christina said...

I just LOVE the fabric you chose - the chair looks so cute now!!

I featured this on my blog today:

and I pinned it too!