Thursday, November 3, 2011

& Chair Upholstered!

So, I got this chair a while back for super cheap at a flea market.  I wasn't quite sure what I wanted to do with it until I did some pinning.  Then I got to work.....

To make do the chair, I took it apart....lots of staples and nails.
Getting all the broken caning out was a beeotch!

I had these divot holes left from the buttons, my dad (who does upholstery) told me to steam the foam and it would fluff back up...I just filled the holes with cotton balls :)

Then I needed some fabric to cover the chair, I was going to go buy some when it hit me....I have black curtains from a, I-was-in-too-much-of-a-hurry-to-decorate-because-we've-only-lived-here-a-month-and-I-am-hosting-Thanksgiving-after-just-having-had-a-baby, decorating forget it moment.  I just grabbed a curtain and started stapling.  Making sure to pull tight as I stapled.  If you have a border collie or other long haired dog, you will need either a lint roller or a sheet to lay your seat on....mine got REALLY hairy!

After, it was covered I decided to add the & which I totally LOVE!

I just filled it in with some white fabric paint that I had!

Then I sprayed the frame and painted it white.
Tiny helper is optional, she often would retreat for some R&R in the castle behind her!
After it was all said and done, I added some rope trim to the chair and put the done stamp on it!

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  1. Nice. I love the ampersand great touch!

  2. Great job, love it!! Your place looks a little like mine...half done chair in the lounge plus my own little helper/s!!
    Gotta get that creativity in when we can!!

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  4. This is a really cute transformation! I love the amperstamp usage; awesome detail!

    (visiting from tatertots&jello's weekend wrapup)

  5. This is so fun!! I love the bright ampersand against the navy!! You did a great job on the chair!!

  6. Looks nice! I have this exact chair I picked up on CL but haven't got around to doing yet! I was thinking of doing a reverse of yours, painted navy and white fabric. We'll see...

  7. super cool redo! love that tiny helper, though! did you hot glue the rope in place?

    i have 2 of the same chairs awaiting my attention!

  8. Love the ampersand! The tiny little helper is quite the cutie!

  9. Super cute! Your chair came out fantastic! Now, if only I could get to the chairs on my list :/


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