First let's start with the thrift store chair that I made over. I was on the hunt for a new desk chair and had a certain look in mind. I wanted something that had a cushion I could recover and that wasn't too big. I checked my local Goodwill, but their not always the best for furniture. So, I headed to a thrift store down the road. I was all excited when I saw an old chair stuffed up on top a shelf. I quickly pulled it down and knew it was exactly what I was looking for. It didn't have a price tag so I took it to an employee and asked how much they wanted for the chair. I think my mouth dropped when she said $35.00!!! What? There was no way anyone was going to pay that much for that chair. I was not willing to pay $35 for the chair so I left it behind and continued my hunt. For days all I thought about was that chair. I just couldn't get it out of my mind. I even jokingly told my mom it would be a great Christmas gift. I know, who asks for thrift store pieces for Christmas.
A few months went by......
It was Christmas morning...
How excited do you think I was to find that my mom had went back and bought THE CHAIR!!! Thanks mom! Your the best!
Yup, this is the chair! I know, it's a sight for sore eyes now. Just bare with me a minute.
I did this project back in January before I started the blog so there's no pictures.
I first unscrewed the seat and threw out all the old foam. I cut new foam, covered the foam in batting then stapled it to the original wood seat. I then cut a piece of fabric to cover the new foam and batting. Make sure you pull the fabric tight then staple all the sides first, leaving about a inch at each corner. Then fold the corners in and staple.
Now it was time to do something about the ugly chipped green chair. A couple coats of black paint and it was looking much better.
Once the paint was dry I screwed on the new seat.
I used it as my new desk chair for a few months until I realized it would work perfectly in my master bedroom.
Remember I posted about my master bedroom makeover plan? Yup, I got the walls painted, mom made the curtains and I sewed covers for the Euro pillows. I still have to find a few pillows for the bed, order fabric for the bed skirt and find or make some wall art.
Now, back to waiting for my rug...