Saturday, May 5, 2012

Shabby Chair Before and After

Yahoo! I finished my shabby chair this morning. This project took WAY longer than it needed to, a cushion reupholster is not as easy as the diy world would have you believe. But after I got my hands on a staple gun I was able to finish this project pretty quickly. 

I picked this chair up from a second hand store for $5.00, I used left over paint and fabric that I had in my attic. I borrowed a staple gun and bought a pillow at Walmart for $2.50 that I gutted and used for the new cushion. I painted the chair with a brush and then shabbed it up with my sander. Finally, I covered the seat and reassembled it. If you got really serious with a project like this it would probably only take you a few hours, instead of the week that it shamefully took me! I was too busy soaking up the beautiful weather and skipping through fields :)


9 comments:

  1. Would you be willing to post a tutorial on how to do these refurbishments?

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    1. Yes! I will definitely do a tutorial on one of my upcoming projects ;)

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  2. It's official. When I finally make a move to a place of my own I will be hiring you to be my interior designer. Everything will be old/reused and totally made over by you into something amazing and fabulous. :o)

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  3. A staple gun sounds like a fine mother's day present! :)

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    1. Sharayah, I think you're on to something!

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  4. Yes, a staple gun is a requirement for this kind of project to be quick and easy. Really like the sweet fabric you chose for your chair.

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    1. Thanks Rita, yes ... I will never attempt another small reupholstering project again without a staple gun in hand :)

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  5. Looks lovely, and I love the fabric you chose for the cushion!

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