On a recent trip to my favorite store Savers, I came across this dingy, but beautifully-structured wooden chair….
Yeah, it was pretty bad, dirty, torn, icky.
So bad in fact, that I wouldn’t even bring it into the house.
I stored the chair in our shed until I was ready for the makeover.
I wasn’t exactly sure what I wanted to do with this chair.
Originally I thought that I would make the chair over and then list it on Craigslist and hopefully sell it like I did the funky zebra Eastlake chair.
But I really, really love the wooden details, the arms and the wide seat.
I knew I didn’t want to part with it, and to eliminate any desire to do so, I would personalize the chair to fit our family.
Yup, I decided to keep it for myself.
Oh, did I mention I only paid $6.99 for this??!??
I know, crazy!
So, I’m sure you have seen those pretty French document fabric chairs and pillows right?
They are eveywhere.
Stitch a Wish Designs (LOL)
Don’t you just love typography?? I do, and especially love how you can personalize it for your home.
So, I broke out my mask and my gloves and got to work prepping my chair for a makeover.
Mr. Wiggles hopped on over to see what I was up to…
This was hands down the ickiest makeover I have ever done!
The foam was SO old that it was pouring out of the chair like an orangey-powder.
I replaced the burlap covering the springs, the foam and the batting.
AND cleaned that sucker up real good!
I was already feeling better and even removed my gloves to paint the chair.
Annie Sloan Chalk Paint would have been ideal for this chair, however I was fresh out so I improvised using an off white latex.
Then I heavily sanded the entire chair.
I wanted to give it a washed, Restoration Hardware feel.
I printed out words relating to our family and transferred them onto my fabric using the Citrasolv technique.
Then I placed my fabric in position, cut, stapled, pulled, tightened, stapled and repeated for the entire piece.
Once my fabric was secured, I hot glued an off-white trim to cover all of my staples, and there are A LOT of em’ !
Here is how she came out….
Now I just need to find a spot for it.
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